Hurdles cleared but disillusionment, homesickness prompt Filipino health workers to exit Japan

By Ronron Calunsod/ – A number Filipino nurses and caregivers who seized the opportunity to train in Japan to work there have ended up returning to the Philippines, including some who passed the tough licensing exam. “The journey to becoming a nurse in Japan was indeed a mission impossible. Read more »

Kuwait to hire 2K Filipino nurses with $900 entry-level salary

via – Job openings are aplenty for more than 2,000 Filipino nurses in Kuwait, according to Philippine Association of Service Exporters, Inc (PASEI). Filipino nurses can easily draw a minimum monthly salary of $900 at the entry level itself, GMA News quoted PASEI President Elsa Villa. Villa said that Read more »

Filipino Nurses Come To East Sussex

via – The Trust has welcomed a group of 13 Filipino nurses who have arrived to take up staff nurse positions at Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH. The nurses will spend a week being introduced into the organisation and will then start working on the wards. This will initially Read more »

Filipino nurses to plug staff shortages in Lincolnshire

via – Managers are recruiting 131 Filipino nurses to fill staff shortages at hospitals in Lincolnshire. Previously the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) has hired nurses from Greece, Spain and Portugal. An international support nurse will be put in place to help them adjust to life in the Read more »

Recruitment firms not allowed to deploy Pinoy health workers to Japan –POEA

via – Filipinos who are looking for work abroad as nurses and caregivers have been warned against dealing with private recruitment agencies offering them job opportunities in Japan. In a statement Friday, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) administrator Hans Leo Cacdac said private recruitment agencies are not allowed to Read more »

Ambassador: Nurses among 500 Filipinos losing their jobs in Qatar

By Peter Kovessy/ – Nearly two dozen Filipino nurses have been laid off by healthcare centers operated by Qatar’s government, the Philippines ambassador to Doha has said. The remarks are the latest confirmation of layoffs at Hamad Medical Corp. (HMC), which come at a time when the country’s healthcare system Read more »

Duped Filipino nurses back from Kuwait

via – Twenty-one overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) returned to the Philippines on Monday after they were made to work as caregivers instead of nurses as what was indicated in their contracts. A report from the Arab Times said the Filipinos were victims of contract switching. The report said the Read more »

Germany set to hire more Filipino nurses

By Samuel Medenilla/ – Thirty Filipino nurses are now working in hospitals in Germany after successfully complying with the requirements of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration’s (POEA) Triple Win Project (TWP). Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz disclosed the workers were able to successfully pass the German recognition exam, the Read more »

Japan’s need for Filipino health workers remains high

via – Eight batches into the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA), the demand for Filipino nurses and caregivers remain high, according to the Japanese Ambassador to Manila. In his speech during the opening ceremony of the Preparatory Japanese Language Training for Candidate Nurses and Caregivers bound for Japan, Japanese Read more »

Hospitals to hire hundreds more foreign nurses from the Philippines, India and Pakistan after Government U-turn on immigration in wake of staffing crisis

By Ian Drury for the Daily Mail and Sophie Borland for the Daily Mail Hospitals will be able to hire hundreds more foreign nurses following a Government U-turn on immigration rules. Ministers said they will lift restrictions on the recruitment of nurses from outside of Europe amid concerns of a Read more »