Just some months after the Royal Caribbean Cruises announced that it is hiring Filipinos in its cruise liners, another major cruise liner has set up its home port in Manila, Philippines and also announced that thousands of jobs are now available for Filipinos to fill!
Star Cruises has opened thousands of jobs for various positions – not just housekeeping and hospitality jobs (such as baristas and room service attendants) but also in culinary fields (such as chefs and pastry cooks), entertainment (such as stage production crew and event host emcee), general services (such as electricians and plumbers), and more importantly in marine fields (such as maritime engineers and master mariners).
According to Star Cruises president Ang Moo Lim, they are hiring Filipino workers since Filipinos truly own the big chunk of the human resources pool for hospitality workers in Asia.
News of the massive hiring has pleased Tourism Asec. Malou Japson who said that Star Cruises will help boost tourism in the Philippines, now that the cruise ship company has opened two cruise destinations in the Philippines: one in Manila and another in Laoag.
But prospective applicants are warned not to be fooled by online job schemes and even agencies that might not be licensed by the POEA.
The TV Patrol report on ABS-CBN News shares that prospective applicants can check out listings at SeamanJobsite.com and MagsaysayCareers.com for legitimate jobs offered by Star Cruises. They can also verify the agency processing their applications by calling the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) at 722-11-44.