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Due to Qatar's hosting of the FIFA World Cup in the year 2022, Department of Labor and Employment says that the country may need up to 150,000 OFWs.

However, in a recent press release DOLE secretary Baldoz stated "We at the DOLE don't advise the untrained, unskilled, or even the domestic Filipino workers, and other related vulnerable workers to try their luck in Qatar, or anywhere else."

Qatar is hiring OFWs 2015
FIFA Worl Cup Stadium, Qatar

Many Filipinos seeking opportunities abroad are eager to work overseas even if they lack necessary skills which often ends in bad fate. Secretary Baldoz also said, "We urge them to get qualified by continuous training, so they can command better pay. Better yet, get certified first through our nation certification system being administered by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)."

According to Doha-based Labor Attache Leopoldo de Jesus, Qatar's hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup places its public and private expenditure to go around US$125 billion and an estimated need for 1 million overseas workers.

Job positions that Qatar will be hiring for includes engineers, architects, technicians, master electricians, operators, doctors, nurses, dentists, hotel and resort workers, carpenters, accountants, tile setters, service crew for food and coffee shops.

Labor Attache de Jesus also reports that infrastructures are now being built including 6 health care centers, national rail network, a new $11 billion airport and deep-water seaport.

In addition to these infrastructure development in Qatar, The Grand Mall of Qatar is set to open this year and may need workers as well in positions of sales assistants, security guards, maintenance and service crews.

TL;DR Qatar is hiring skilled and professional overseas workers because of their hosting of FIFA World Cup 2022.

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