The following information is taken from the survey (from agencies and Government Placement Branch) and study conducted by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) through the Manpower Development Division of Employment Branch, Welfare and Employment Office.
"A survey-questionnaire was sent to 307 landbased placement agencies and 99 seabased/manning agencies. Responses came from 88 landbased placement agencies and 39 manning agencies. The Government Placement Branch and the Manpower Registry Division (MRD) of Employment Branch were the respondents for our government-hiring program. "
The Top 10 Hard-To-Fill Positions for Overseas Placement
1. Mechanical Engineer
3. Land Surveyor
4. Mechanical Technician
5. Planning Engineer
Instrument Pipe Fitter
7. Electrical Engineer
HVAC Design Engineer
Pest Control Technician
9. Auto Electrician (with Computerized Diagnosing)
Professional Auto Cad Operator
Tig Welders (Copper/Nickel)
Bio Medical Engineer
Bulk Plant Operator
Electrical Motor Technician
Heavy Equipment Operator
Steel Piling Foreman
"The top-ranking hard-to-fill positions are predominantly identified in the Middle East countries by 88 respondent land based agencies were mostly professionals and technicians and associate professionals.
The reasons why the skills/occupations are hard-to-fill were identified by the Government Placement Branch (GPB) and Manpower Registry Division of the Employment Branch such as;
1. applicants opted to apply to countries with offer of residency, better compensation and package,
2. there is a limited supply of paralegal specialist, and last
3. few qualified nurses registered to our E-Registration System maybe due of 2 to 3 years hospital working experience. "
The following data identifies each country with the corresponding hard-to-fill- positions, with Saudi Arabia and Qatar having the biggest number of hard-to-fill- jobs.
According to the survey the usual reasons why positions/skills are hard-to-fill indicates the following as the most common:
a. Lack of applicants with at least two years experience or more in the area of expertise
b. Most in-demand workers were already deployed
c. Principal/employer requires a high standard of qualifications, terms and conditions