Japan’s need for Filipino health workers remains high

via sunstar.com.ph – 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 »

BPOs step up hiring of Pinoy nurses

By Paolo Romero/The Philippine Star – Business process outsourcing (BPO) firms have stepped up recruitment of Filipino nurses following the US Supreme Court decision upholding Obamacare or the US Affordable Care Act, Pasig City Rep. Roman Romulo said yesterday. Romulo, chairman of the House committee on higher and technical Read more »

No dramatic surge in US job orders for Pinoy nurses, POEA clarifies

via gmanetwork.com – There is no dramatic surge in job orders for health professionals in the United States, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac clarified to GMA News Online on Tuesday. “This is a reiteration: there is no sudden rise in job orders for the US. The Read more »

Nurses in the firing line

By Gene Alcantara/ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau – After six years in the UK, if a nurse does not earn £35,000 per annum, she will be kicked out by the British Government. This is one of the continuous series of new announcements by the Home Office on migration which came out Read more »

More job openings for Pinoys in Germany

By Mayen Jaymalin/The Philippine Star – Filipino nurses are needed in Germany. The German Federal Employment Agency is recruiting 70 Filipino nurses with two years’ experience in geriatric care and nursing home, according to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Qualified applicants will have to undergo at least a six-month Read more »

New UK rules leave foreign nurses, including Pinoys, at risk of deportation

via gmanetwork.com – More than 3,000 foreign nurses, including Filipinos, outside the European Economic Area (EEA) may be deported from the United Kingdom due to new immigration rules, Sky News reported on Monday (UK time). The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) stated that nearly 3,365 nurses in the UK may Read more »

Japan needs 400 medical workers – POEA

By Samuel Medenilla/mb.com.ph – About 400 vacant positions are now available for medical workers in Japan, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said. In a job advisory, the POEA said the Japan International Corporation of Welfare Services (JICWELS) is now hiring 75 nurses and 300 careworkers, who will be deployed Read more »

Japan eyes new laws to help Pinoy nurses land jobs

By Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News – Japanese lawmakers are working to create new laws that will help facilitate the employment of Filipino nurses and caregivers. Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma said this was the commitment made by lawmakers belonging to the Japan-Philippines Parliamentarians Friendship League who met with Aquino at the Read more »

DOLE: 739 job openings for nurses available in UK, Ireland

via gmanetwork.com – A total of 739 job oppenings for nurses are available in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, and Filipino nurses are encouraged to apply. “This is a worthy career opportunity for our Filipino nurses who want to seek overseas employment,” said Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz in Read more »