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Pakistan sends some 141,000 workers to 60 countries

ISLAMABAD: Overseas Employment Corporation (OEC) had sent around 141,000 workers to the 60 different countries of the world so far.
An official source told the Media here today that OEC has started the online registration of skilled and unskilled workers for jobs in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries especially for the upcoming World Expo 2020 in UAE and FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. He said that in the wake of these mega-events in the region, a huge number of the workforce of all categories and trades professions was required for these mega projects. The OEC as public sector organization was successfully proving competent, reliable and cost-effective human resource to the international market while ensuring exploitation free environment for overseas job seekers, he expressed.
He said that the OEC had been awarded fastest sending agency awards by the Human Resource Development Service of Korea to process and dispatch of Pakistani manpower to the Republic of Korea under their Employment Permit System (EPS) which was the most efficient, fair and transparent recruitment system of the world.
The official said the OEC is in process of building and maintaining a database of available workforce in Pakistan, which would be directly accessible to foreign employers and highly skilled, skilled, semi-skilled and general workers, who intend to seek employment abroad can apply to or register with OEC. Those candidates who are unable to apply online may submit their CVs along with a copy of deposit slip in any OEC office. All interested candidates can send their documents to the offices of the OEC including Lahore, Karachi, Quetta, Peshawar by August 31, he added.


Hissan Sheikh

Karachi's S M Law College graduate Hissan Sheikh writes on crime and local politics etc.