Monday, April 4, 2016

More than 2,000 Filipino nurses needed in Kuwait

More than 2,000 Filipino nurses are needed in Kuwait, according to Philippine Association of Service Exporters, Inc. (PASEI).
If hired, entry level Filipino nurses may receive a minimum monthly compensation of $900 or more than ?40,000 according to PASEI President Elsa Villa.
Villa said the labor minister and a group of private corporations in Kuwait told them that new hospitals are expected to be constructed there in the next few months.
Aside from Filipino medical workers, thousands of workers in the construction field are also needed and is expected to issue job orders through PASEI soon.
"This is one area in kuwait where there will be an increase in demand of medical workers but the private sector will be able to tell the requirements, mga nurses ito," said Villa.
PASEI and it's more than 3,000 licensed accredited recruitment agency in the Philippines are also awaiting job orders from Germany for Nurses.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) earlier reported that Germany is in need of 200,000 nurses until 2020.
Germany, according to DOLE and POEA, has signified it's interest to hire Filipino nurses as Filipinos are known to be naturally "caring and nurturing."
The opportunities for Filipino nurses to work in Germany was a result of the Triple Win Project under the Philippines-Germany government to government hiring agreement.
"Because of their (Germany) aging society there's a need for around 200 thousand nurses, just to clarify yung demand ng isang host country has to be translated into actual job orders from Philippine licensed agencies and their duly registered foreign employers," said POEA administrator Hans Cacdac.
POEA is expected to receive job orders from accredited employers from Germany in the next three months or so.
Geriatric care and knowledge of German language are some of the requirements for interested applicants.
According to DOLE, the POEA governing board has decided to expand the Triple Win Project and include the participation of private recruitment agencies.
DOLE officials led by secretary Rosalinda Baldoz met with German labor and health officials and discussed possible specialized training on Geriatric care because there are no nursing homes in the Philippines according to DOLE.
Private employers should cover the costs of trainings, according to DOLE, including German language proficiency training.
Fameronag said: "The preparatory German language training should be shouldered by the employer no cost ng worker ang cost lang worker dito membership sa OWWA (Overseas Workers Welfare Administration)."
The POEA said interested applicants can apply via the government to government system through the E-Registration system found in the POEA website
This is so that records of applicants can be included in the list to be assessed by POEA.
For applicants who want to apply through private recruitment agencies they can also check the POEA website and look for job orders provided by accredited recruitment agencies.
Since the signing of the agreement, Germany has accepted more than 200 Filipino nurses, according to the POEA.
PASEI for its part said Germany job orders may take some time to be filled due to specific requirements.
The added that the job opening is great news after many OFWs in the Middle East were affected by the lowering of oil price in the world market. — BAP, GMA News

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