Young Pinoy workers vote with their feet

LIPA CITY—Never mind if undergraduates or fresh graduates are young and inexperienced: In the sea of some 3,500 Filipino workers who flooded a leading mall’s branch here, they’re taking chances for work overseas.

The young workers at recent job fairs here (and in many other job fairs across the country) queuing for overseas work even disregarded militant protests that mark usual Labor Day affairs. Though the resumes that these workers, in their early 20s, submitted to overseas recruiters may be signs of protest that work tenure, work conditions and higher incomes in the Philippines are hard to come by. [Read more…]