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PIA Press Release
2009/02/26

New mining jobs opening in Down Under

Manila (26 February) -- The Philippines and Australia are set to sign an agreement for new jobs for mining.

Southern Australia is beefing up is mining operations and would be requiring at least 30,000 workers who would be given working visas good for 10 years.

The Department of Labor and Employment said Filipino workers would be the first to benefit in the new job opportunities from Down Under once the agreement is signed after holy week.

Since joblessness is an offspring of global financial crunch, government continues to search for opportunities for employment for Filipinos.

In Mandaluyong City, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo celebrated EDSA People Power I with job hunters at the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration Job Fair.

The President said the spirit of EDSA people power I would guide the country in confronting the challenges of global recession.

At least 16 land-based and five sea-based agencies participated at the POEA Job Fair.

POEA is processing an average of 3,000 job placements every day. (PIA-MMIO) [top]

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