New registration process for UK-bound nurses, midwives

via – Starting September, Filipinos wanting to work in the United Kingdom as nurses and midwives may have to comply with a new registration process, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said. In a statement, DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said the new process of the UK Nursing and Read more »

Seek jobs in Middle East, not US, Pinoy nurses urged

By Dennis Carcamo/ – A House of Representatives leader has called on Filipino nurses and health workers to seek jobs in Middle Eastern countries instead of the United States as it is still reeling from the economic meltdown. House Assistant Majority Leader and Cebu Rep. Gerald Anthony Gullas Jr. cited Read more »

More foreign nurses may qualify for H-1B visas

By CRISTINA A. GODINEZ, Esq/ 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 »

590 Filipinas not covered by FTA came to Japan to work as caregivers

via – About 590 Filipinas who have come to Japan to work at nursing care facilities are not eligible for public support under the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement, a Kyodo News survey showed Sunday. These Filipinas do not receive public assistance with Japanese language education or training in the Read more »

86 nurses, 267 careworkers needed in Japan

By Joel Locsin/KBK, GMA News Filipino nurses and caregivers seeking work abroad may want to consider applying for the Japan International Corporation of Welfare Services (JICWELS). The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration said JICWELS needs 86 nurses and 267 careworkers, and qualified males and females are encouraged to apply. In a Read more »

Is the job drought for nurses ending?

via – The migration of workers from one country to another has been part of the world labor scene for centuries. The transcontinental railroad system that allowed the expansion of the United States from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean was built with workers from China. The phenomenon Read more »

Pinoy health workers leave for Japan

via – A new contingent of Filipino nurses and caregivers who will train and have the opportunity to work in Japan under the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement left Manila for Japan on Wednesday. Philippine Overseas Employment Agency officials said the health workers, the sixth group since the Philippines Read more »

Pinoy nurses in Saudi could take MERS global

By Sharon Begley, Reuters The biggest risk that Middle East Respiratory Syndrome will become a global epidemic, ironically, may lie with globe-trotting healthcare workers. From Houston to Manila, doctors and nurses are recruited for lucrative postings in Saudi Arabia, where MERS was first identified in 2012. Because the kingdom has Read more »

More Filipino caregivers being victimized by wage theft

By Harvey I. Barkin/Fil-Am Star / 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 »

Pinoy caregivers struggle to advance in careers in Canada

By Veronica Silva, ABS-CBN Canada Filipino migrant groups in Ontario are working with two Toronto-based universities to study how Pinoy live-in caregivers are transitioning after completing the Live-In Caregiver Program (LCP). The LCP is a federal government program that allows Temporary Foreign Workers to seek permanent residency, and eventually citizenship. Read more »