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Available Expat Jobs in the Philippines

August 21st, 2014 · 13 Comments

There are many expat workers in the Philippines who have obtained decent jobs that you can live by. Having jobs as an expat is not hard in the Philippines, but getting the job is probably harder. We will tell you what you need to expect if you are an expat worker trying to find jobs in the Philippines.

The Philippines does not have such a strict law when it comes to obtaining visas and you can easily get one and keep on renewing it or you could file for a residential visa if you have a wife or daughter from the Philippines. The latter is a bit harder to obtain and also costs more. Philippines visas do not cost that much and the price ranges from $40 for three months to only $70 maximum.

The jobs that are offered for expat workers in the Philippines are plenty and you need to choose from a big variety. The most popular expat workers can be found in the entertainment and broadcasting industry such as television or radio broadcasting and jobs are also offered to disk jockeys for night clubs in Manila, Philippines. Popular jobs for expat workers are also higher positions as broadcasting managers or the like.

 Since expats are foreigners in the Philippines, they can only invest in something once they have a wife or a front person that is used as a dummy. Expat workers can only invest a certain percentage into businesses and other jobs which is 30 percent while the rest has to come from a Filipino local. This is also why it is hard for a foreigner to manage or own a company in the Philippines, although these companies may provide jobs and improve economy, the expat still has to heed to the law.

Expat are also popular in jobs that are connected to organizations such as non-governmental units. These jobs could be organizations that enforce equality between men and women or it could be a organization that focuses its jobs on poverty and helping educating the poor or the like. These jobs are not the highly paid ones for expat workers, but are highly rewarding jobs in the social level.

An expat can also work in the embassy of the country of origin. Although this somehow defies the purpose of working in the Philippines, they still have to live somewhere in the Philippines and the jobs in an embassy can vary from field jobs to office jobs.

The jobs that are available for expat workers range and depend on the skills of the expat, but be sure that you will find something as an expat in the Philippines.

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13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ron // Nov 9, 2009 at 4:29 am

    I am looking for some recruiting companies that are looking for expats from the U.S. Mainly in the Call Center/Business consultant environment. Where can I find some recommendations??

  • 2 Emiliano Romano // Nov 22, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Good afternoon, i’m leaving in switzerland and i want work in the philippines like expat.
    Somebody can help me to fund a job there?

    thenk you so much!

    Romano Emiliano

  • 3 Pat Voslo // Jul 6, 2010 at 8:30 am

    I am an electrician with 30 years experience in the field of electrics and diesel generators.
    Also have expierence as facilities manager.
    Busy with diploma in project management.

    Any offers.

  • 4 mojo // May 15, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Hi, I have a question.
    Is there any website which can help expat job seekers to find any vacany in philippines.
    If you know please tell me.

  • 5 Joe // May 25, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    I have been looking in the Philippines for over a year and still have not found a job. If you or anyone else has any clue as to where i will look shoot me an email.. jlt_t2mc@yahoo

  • 6 carl // Dec 20, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    If you are an American Expat living in the Philippines and you are looking for a real job please call or email me. We currently have 4, 000 plus clients and still growing. Our company has been in business for 15 years under the same name and we have an A rating with the Better Business Bureau. 219-472-4150 Ext 501 We currently only have 2 job openings so contact me right away for an interview.

  • 7 Michael // Oct 3, 2012 at 6:13 am

    I am looking for any work that is online or based in Iligan City in Mindanao. I am from UK and have just moved here. I am an English teacher with over 20 years experience. I have also worked as Training Manger at a 5 star hotel chain in Thailand. If anyone one can help me find work or point me in the right direction I would be most grateful.

  • 8 Robert Wilson // Jan 15, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    I am from the UK i have been living in Baguio City Philippines for just six months with my Filipino wife i was a British Telecom Engineer in London for five years and would love to get a job in telecommunications in Baguio City i would also take any jobs so if any one can give me a job i would be very Grateful

  • 9 Anselmo Gaskin // Jan 22, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Looking for work. 21 years USAF, A&P, FCC,Aircraft Dispatch. , Maintenance Control

  • 10 mariana crisostomo // Dec 22, 2013 at 6:11 am

    Hi . I am an expat from romania and looking for a job here in manila. I can speak tagalog. french, spanish and english. any offers?

  • 11 Mariel Stephens // Jan 12, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    I am 25, half English half Filipino looking to find work in Manila. I have 3 years worth of sales and real estate experience so looking for work in relative fields. Please contact me with any suitable offers! Thank you.

  • 12 mark dickinson // Jan 21, 2014 at 2:46 am

    I will be uprooting and joining my family in the PI in June 2014. Planning to settle in Baguio City. Currently I am a Senior Bioprocess Technician with Roche/Genentech. Please contact me for CV and positions that may be easy for me to transition into. I am not expecting a salary comparable to mine now, but I do have a family and hope its a sustainable one. I am 39. Thank You

  • 13 Dennis // Feb 9, 2014 at 5:17 am

    Just moved into Angeles Italian,married with a filipina.
    14 years experience in tunneling,electrician.lot of experience in construction and great organizing and management skills.
    I can speak Italian and English plus a bit of Spanish.

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