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Surround yourself with opportunities with great jobs in the Philippines

Thoughts about living in the Philippines will be followed by concerns on what to do for a living and thinking about the jobs in the Philippines.

This is especially true if the expat or the tourist plan to stay in the country for a long period of time. Thinking about the jobs in the country can be hard one since the country is not a modern and industrial as compared with the leading economies in Asia and the rest of the world.

Though the country may have its share of financial centers clustered in and around Metropolitan Manila and have its own industrial zones, these zones may not be large enough to accommodate expats and tourists.

But this doesn't mean that the Philippines cannot offer jobs and opportunities for foreigners. There are a lot of opportunities too that can be checked. And these opportunities can be grouped into opportunities that can allow you to grow and invest in your own business in the country or opportunities with large and multinational companies like the leading and growing BPOs in the country.

. Doing business in the country. Of course foreigners can do and start their own business in the Philippines. But there is an immediate concern here when it comes to jump-starting the business. According to Philippine laws, foreigners are not allowed to own real property but then they can lease property for up to 50 years and he will be given the opportunity to extend the lease for around 25 years. For most foreigners who may want to invest in the country, that amount of time is more than enough to establish the business and make it grow. Foreigners that are not married to Filipinos can manage their own business and can act as the third manager. The interested businessman can be involved in the export of agricultural products, handicrafts and other items.

. As a paid consultant. Foreigners can be hired as consultants too depending on their skills and educational level. If you are a consultant then you can work with any Philippine-based business that may need your services. But of course you need to be knowledgeable and you have to be an expert in the field where the consultation is needed and you also have to prove it to the immigration.

. Work in the business process outsourcing sector. This is the promising sector in the country right now, and foreigners can work in this sector.

The business process outsourcing sector is one of the fastest growing segment of the Philippine economy and one of its most competitive. The country is ranked in the top four of the most desirable global services locations in the world just behind India, China and Malaysia. The country gets its high marks from its large and the educated talent pool and the English skills of its labor force. You can work in the call center business as a trainer or a manager for the center that can provide immediate and quality service for western corporations.

. The other jobs in the country are focused on the service industry, in the accounting, finance and IT sectors. You can also become a teacher, teaching English as a second language to Filipino, Korean and Japanese students.

. Or you can create your online business that simple, straightforward and profitable.

Salaries in the country are traditional low, and the current minimum wage in Metropolitan Manila is around 8.54 USD for one day. This kind of figure may be beneficial for someone who is moving in the country and he is setting up the business. The usual senior managers in the country usually earn around 1500 USD a month and the lower level supervisors and managers usually make 800 USD.

The employees in the country are all covered by either the Government Service Insurance System or thee Social Security System. In terms of taxes, the taxes in the Philippines are considered quite high. Some of the taxes the foreigner should take into account include income tax, value-added tax, property tax, community tax and a few more. The tourists in the Philippines are not required to pay their taxes. But if you are working in the country for some company or running your business, then taxes will be taken off from your expected salary.

Jobs in the Philippines will also allow foreigners to get a taste of the unique Filipino culture.

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