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158 OFWs use the employment permit procedure to enter SoKor.

The Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) announced Friday that more than a hundred overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were deployed to South Korea this month under the host nation’s employment permit system (EPS).

“There have been 158 OFWs who have arrived here so far.” On Monday, another 51 people are expected to arrive. Following the relaxation of immigration restrictions, 209 workers will be able to enter South Korea,” Labor Attaché Ma. Celeste Valderrama said during a virtual forum.

According to Valderrama, the manufacturing business employs the most Filipino employees, or EPS workers, with 21,546.

“Nearly 90% of them work in manufacturing.” Plastic, rubber, metal, furniture, food, and food supplements are all produced by the companies,” she noted.

Some OFWs engage in the performing arts and vocations that demand specialized skills, while others work as domestic service workers, according to Valderrama.

She went on to say that some Filipinos work in shipping organizations and that some Filipino engineers work as car seat designers for automobile manufacturers.

According to the most recent data from the POLO, there were 47,392 Filipinos in South Korea as of October of this year.

Due of the pandemic, South Korea imposed entrance restrictions in June of last year.

Seoul said in November that it will allow foreign workers from the Philippines, Myanmar, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan to enter under the EPS.

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