OK. all I see is comments coming in here from people who “want jobs”. It seems no one has enough initiative to actually read the article, just splashing out their plea to anyone dumb enough to have a website.
If you want to find a job in the Philippines, here’s one place to look:
I don’t find people jobs and I discourage foreigners from seeking work here. The bottom line is there essentially are no jobs for you here.
I’m closing the comments becuase it’s just gone out of control. If people can’t bother to read, I can’t bother answering questions … the wrong questions. Sorry.
Some interesting thoughts about jobs, especially Philippines Jobs and other overseas jobs and Americans who can’t wait to take one:
Meet Sam Palmisano, bozo of the month. We diss IBM’s CEO for allowing some management numbskull to suggest that the thousands of Big Blue employees who have been fired recently should consider a move to India. And work really cheaply. Always helpful, IBM is willing to pitch in with moving costs and — in a particularly ironic twist — visa assistance.
Yeah, it’s hard to believe. But IBM put it in writing: “IBM has established Project Match to help you locate potential job opportunities in growth markets where your skills are in demand,” IBM says in an internal memo first obtained by InformationWeek. “Should you accept a position in one of these countries, IBM offers financial assistance to offset moving costs, provides immigration support, such as visa assistance, and other support to help ease the transition of an international move.” …
Maybe India’s not to your taste. No worries. IBM is also offering to send the newly unemployed to China, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Russia, South Africa, Nigeria, and the United Arab Emirates.
Pink slips at Big Blue
And in a touch that could only be called Dickensian, the IBM memo notes that Project Match, which sounds like a reality show on Bravo, is limited to “satisfactory performers who have been notified of separation from IBM U.S. or Canada and are willing to work on local terms and conditions.” Right. The worthy poor who don’t mind working for wages that are infinitely lower than what they’ve been paid in the United States.
(For those who are considering a move overseas, check out InfoWorld’s guide to offshoring yourself.) … Read the rest of the report and observe more of the author’s faulty logic here.
I’m not going to go a lot further down this line here … my only purpose was not to make fun of the IBM’ers (and of course
the people who depend upon them for jobs as well), but merely to point out that in today’s day and age, I think you people searching for a conventional j*o*b, especially with a larger, international company like IB are following the wrong career path.No matter how “high end” the company you might latch onto is (hint, you don’t get much higher end than IBM) the world today is different. You do not have a job for life, and the management of the country, even if it is a company as “American as apple pie …. (hint: Again, what is more red, white and “Big” blue than IBM?),. the managers have the duty to keep the company alive for their stockholders and to turn a profit … keeping Americans employed is not one of the primary goals.
Here in the Philippines, although the recession has not yet had the income it has in the US, two major “flagship” foreign employers, Texas Instruments in Baguio and Intel in Cavite have recently closed. TI (they make autopilot components for several Boeing commercial aircraft) may come back to life if Boeing’s business picks up, Intel is gone forever, they are consolidating operations from this plant and 5 others in Asia to a new facility in Vietnam.
If you want advice from me (and some of you don’t, but if you read this far you will get it anyway ;-), forget about trying to find a job in the Philippines, especially at a salary anywhere near what such jobs used to pay in the USA, and make yourself recession and layoff proof by starting your own business and being independent of grudgingly given charity like government handouts (oops, I mean bailout plans).
The younger you are and the more family responsibilities you have, the better off you will be if you break the charity chain now rather than when you may be forced to later, no matter if you live in the USA or live in the Philippines.