Hungary Is Looking to Hire More Filipino Workers, Says Ambassador

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Looking for opportunities overseas? Here's some good news for you: jobs in the hospitality and electronics industries in Hungary are opening up, and the country is focused on hiring Filipinos for them.

In a meeting with president-elect Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr. last Wednesday, June 15, Hungary's Ambassador to the Philippines Titanilla Toth revealed that she would be "happy to increase" the number of Filipinos working in the country.

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There are currently 800 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are based in Hungary. “We have specific areas in which the collaboration can be closer, mostly in the hospitality sector like hotels. Also, the factories, like many electronics factories, are looking forward to skilled workers from the Philippines,” she claimed.

In particular, Hungary is seeking closer cooperation with Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), which Toth said could be their "biggest partner." Filipino workers who wish to go to Hungary must undergo training first prior to deployment.

Toth also emphasized that the Hungarian and Philippine governments can work closely in the education sector. The Hungarian government is willing to offer 35 scholarships to Filipino students. “Maybe in the future, we can increase that,” Toth noted.

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