Booming Indonesia – Powered by Pinoys!


OFWs in Indonesia are delightfully different from OFWs in other countries.

The difference: Pinoys in this nation of 250 Million hold critical and top level jobs that are fueling the economic take-off of this nation.

No menial jobs for our kababayans here. No sweeping of streets. Or, manning of money-changer shops. Or, driving bulldozers. Or, taking care of frisky kids.

Our kababayans are highly prized (and highly paid) company CFOs, ad agency creative directors, IT specialists, political strategists, financial experts, food engineers, managing directors and… top dogs.

And the Indon owners of huge companies are not shy about showing their bias for hiring Filipino talents – after all, these entrepreneurs mostly studied in the Philippines and have a pretty good idea of what makes Pinoys tick.

Potluck lunch turns into a fiesta!

After landing in Jakarta a few hours ago, I asked my host, Mark Castro, Chief Idea Officer…

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About Asmartrock

N. Mark Castro is the Southeast Asia Director of JUMP DIGITAL Asia, which is an internationally-awarded and fully integrated digital marketing agency with 5 out of 10 offices in the ASEAN region. He is also the Secretary General of the Philippine Business Club Indonesia, managing and assisting the traffic of investments between the Philippines and Indonesia. He shuttles between Indonesia, Philippines, Myanmar, Singapore, Cambodia, and Australia. The views posted here are his own and do not in any way reflect the views of the companies he represents.

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