SEPFOPE held a meeting with 66 workers before leaving for South Korea

SEPFOPE held a meeting with 66 workers before leaving for South Korea

(Photo Tatoli/Camilo de Sousa)

DILI, 09 june 2022 (TATOLI) – The Secretary of State for Vocational and Employment Training (SEFOPE) through the National Directorate of Foreign Workers (NDFE) held a meeting with 66 Timorese workers candidates before leaving for South Korea on 13 june, 2022.

National Director of Foreign Workers (NDFE) Filomeno Soares said the meeting was aimed at providing them with clean and detailed information regarding contracts, criteria, and requirements they must fulfill before leaving for South Korea.

SEFOPE National Director, Filomeno Soares (Image/Natalino Costa)

“The PDP that we transmitted to our workers is about the information and working criteria in South Korea and the company that they will work for including the rules and laws imposed by the Australian Government that they need to fulfill,” Soares told reporters in Comoro, Timor–Lodge Hotel, Dili, Today.

He emphasized that working abroad does not mean being a slave to others but learning new experiences, saving money to support the family, and contributing to the country, adding that with new experiences a worker can start his own business after returning to Timor-Leste.

“I remind you to use this opportunity to gain new experiences and save money, intending to create new jobs in Timor – Leste, when your employment contract ends,” he said.

In addition, the Director of DNEE, Saores said that the 66 workers from Timor Leste will work in fishing companies with a contract duration of 3 years, so they are advised to work carefully, particularly those who work at sea.

Soares said the Government of Timor – Leste is proud of the bilateral cooperation between Timor – Leste and South Korea, paving the way for Timorese to work in South Korea to contribute to the economic recovery in Timor Leste.

So far SEFOPE’s DNEE from 2009 to 2022 has sent more than 3500 East Timorese workers to South Korea and these workers have sent $43,047,509.67 to their families in Timor – Leste.

Journalist: Camilio de Sousa

Editor : Nelia Borges


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