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

via gmanetwork.com – 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/dohanews.co – 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 inquirer.net – 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/mb.com.ph – 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 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 »

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