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Facebook, Grab to hire more Filipino workers in Singapore

By Brooke Villanueva Published Sep 06, 2022 10:46 am

Are you on a job hunt in Singapore? Facebook and Grab are looking to hire more Filipino workers in the country.

In a Sept. 4 press briefing, Department of Migrant Workers Secretary Susan Ople announced that both tech giants are “keen” on employing more Pinoys, showing the latter’s “excellence” in certain fields.

“For Singapore naman, the good news is that Facebook Singapore is actually hiring Filipino workers. For the first time, Facebook has requested for accreditation as an employer which speaks a lot about the excellence of our Filipino IT professionals,” she said.

“And Grab Singapore, another multinational brand, is also keen on hiring from us,” Ople added.

According to Ople, there are also “ongoing talks” between the Department of Migrant Workers and the Ministry of Health of Singapore, who reached out to the Philippines “and expressed their desire to explore ways of recruiting or hiring more of our health workers for employment in Singapore.”

The Migrant Workers Secretary said that it could “possibly” be done through a government-to-government arrangement, but noted that the talks and documents for this initiative are yet to be finalized.

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., who is currently on a state visit to Indonesia, is set to visit Singapore on Tuesday, Sept. 6. “This is to put the Philippines in a position where we have strong alliances and strong partnerships, which are necessary to come out of the post-pandemic economy,” he said. Meeting Filipinos residing in the two Asian countries is also part of his schedule.