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More Pinoy nurses seek US jobs

By Paolo Romero/The Philippine Star – Filipino nurses seeking jobs for the first time in the United States went up by 16 percent in the first quarter, Cebu Rep. Gerald Anthony Gullas Jr. said yesterday. Gullas, vice chairman of the House committee on higher and technical education, said 1,377 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 »

NY Pinoy nurses demand safer workplaces

By Don Tagala, ABS-CBN North America News Bureau After a nurse was assaulted by a patient a week ago, health care workers at The Allen Pavilion Hospital held a vigil to pray for safety in the work place. The victim, Michael Berkowitz, said, “This happens all the time and with Read more »

More foreign nurses may qualify for H-1B visas

By CRISTINA A. GODINEZ, Esq/gmanetwork.com More foreign nurses may be able to come and work in the US sooner than usual, following the release of a recent memo by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) describing how they can be sponsored for the H-1B temporary work visa. The H-1B Read more »

More Filipino caregivers being victimized by wage theft

By Harvey I. Barkin/Fil-Am Star / INQUIRER.net News Partner In a report it released recently, the Santa Clara County Wage Theft Coalition urged the county to do more in the face of alarming numbers of wage theft and retaliation complaints filed at the State Labor Commission’s San Jose office. “While Read more »

Scammers Take Advantage Of Filipino Nurses Lured By Promise Of Employment In The U.S.

via netnebraska.org – We turn now to the business of finding and hiring foreign nurses for the American health care system. The demand is great but, for some, so are also the risks. NewsHour special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from the Philippines. FRED DE SAM LAZARO: Every few Read more »

Filipino nurses in Vegas face layoffs

By Bert Eljera/INQUIRER.net US Bureau Filipino nurses are among several employees who are likely to lose their jobs as the St. Rose Dominican hospital here implements a plan to lay off workers. As many as 40 positions are on the chopping block as the hospital, with three facilities in the Read more »

Among foreign-educated nurses, Pinoys remain most aggressive jobseekers in US hospitals

via GMA News – Among foreign educated nurses, Filipinos remain the most aggressive job-seekers in American hospitals, clinics and nursing homes, a Philippine lawmaker said. Citing statistics from the US National Council of State Boards of Nursing Inc. (USNCSBN), LPG-MA Rep. Arnel Ty said 806 Filipino nurses from January to Read more »

Pinoy nurses decry delay in payment of wages

By Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN North America News Bureau Imagine coming into work and not getting paid. That’s what Filipinos at several Southern California say has been going on. For the past year, hospital workers at the Bellflower Medical Center have described their pay days as uncertain and frustrating as the Read more »

Why are there so many Filipino nurses in the US?

By Rodel Rodis/Inquirer.net This was the question posed to me by a curious TV reporter on May 7, just three days after a stretch limousine traveling across the San Mateo Bridge carrying nine Filipino nurses to a bridal party suddenly burst into flames killing five of the occupants, including the Read more »