Pakistan manpower export for global jobs witness massive increase in FY 2022
Pakistan’s professionals and workers received a positive response in the global job market as the country’s export of manpower to different countries witnessed outstanding growth reaching 0.412 million by end of the first half of 2022.
According to statistics updated by the Bureau of Emigration and Overseas Employment, the number of workers who migrated from Pakistan to different foreign countries stood at 412,451 during January-June 2022, compared to 288,280 workers sent abroad from January-December 2021 during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The export of talent from Pakistan has rebounded to gain the pre-Covid level. In 2020, the number of workers sent by Pakistan decreased to 225,213. In 2019, the manpower export of the country stood at 625,876.
A majority of immigrant workers from Pakistan were hired by Gulf-based companies after a gap period in which they were laid off due to COVID-19 restrictions. Besides, new workers are also being hired by the companies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and the United Arab of Emirates (UAE) that are ready to resume their operations to the pre-COVID-19 levels.
The demand for workers has increased tremendously in a few countries of the Gulf region including KSA, UAE, and Qatar as these markets resumed working on their economic plans.