Currently, for migrant workers from Bangladesh, the Middle East is a major destination region. GCC, which is part of the Middle East, stands for Gulf Cooperation Council and is a regional inter-government and economic union consisting of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, with oil being the major source of revenue.
The number of migrant workers in South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia and Japan may not be as big compared to the Middle East but these are also developed countries in need of migrant workers from the low to mid and highly skilled migrants. The work ranges from domestic work to nurses, from electrician to software developer, and from finance officer to accountant.
Europe’s demand for migrant workers is in the health sector. An example of this is Germany’s Triple Win arrangement for the employment of nurses.