guest workers http://wrkf.org en World Immigration Called 'Win-Win' For Rich Nations, And Poor http://wrkf.org/post/world-immigration-called-win-win-rich-nations-and-poor The number of people who leave their countries to work abroad is soaring, according to the United Nations. More than 200 million people now live outside their country of origin, up from 150 million a decade ago.<p>And migration isn't just from poor countries to rich countries anymore. There also is significant migration from rich country to rich country — and even from poor country to poor.<p>Beginning Thursday, the U.N. Wed, 02 Oct 2013 07:26:00 +0000 Ashley Westerman 16922 at http://wrkf.org World Immigration Called 'Win-Win' For Rich Nations, And Poor Philippine Government Has History of Greasing Wheels For Overseas Workers http://wrkf.org/post/philippine-government-has-history-greasing-wheels-overseas-workers <p>Every issue has two sides and despite having a robust culture in the Philippines for over 40 years, the issue of OFW -- overseas Filipino workers -- is no exception.</p><p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 12:37:09 +0000 Ashley Westerman 12685 at http://wrkf.org Philippine Government Has History of Greasing Wheels For Overseas Workers 'OFW': In the Philippines, Working Overseas is Big http://wrkf.org/post/ofw-philippines-working-overseas-big <p>In the Philippines, if you&#39;re <em>not</em> an OFW -- Overseas Filipino Worker -- it&#39;s like you&#39;re missing out. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 22:05:36 +0000 Ashley Westerman 12522 at http://wrkf.org 'OFW': In the Philippines, Working Overseas is Big The Philippines: The World's Employment Agency http://wrkf.org/post/philippines-worlds-employment-agency <p>As you may remember, an explosion on an oil rig about 20 miles off the coast of Louisiana killed three Filipino nationals and injured a handful of others in November. The incident put Filipino guest worker programs under intense scrutiny by the <a href="http://www.wwltv.com/pipeline-to-the-platform/Pipeline-to-the-Platform-Special-211485221.html">local media</a> and <a href="http://j4gisfilipinoworkers.wordpress.com/">advocacy groups</a>.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 10:44:18 +0000 Ashley Westerman 12213 at http://wrkf.org The Philippines: The World's Employment Agency