Job Vacancies: Germany Needs 200,000 Filipino Nurses in the Next Four Years

The Department of Labor and Employment through Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz announced that there are job vacancies waiting to be filled in Germany, the European country that needs more than 200,000 nurses in the four years. The German government already expressed that they preferred hiring Filipino nurses to serve their ageing population.

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Germany Sweldo

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz recently met with German government officials led by Parliamentary State Secretary Thorben Albrect revealed to the media that the European Union powerhouse, Germany is suffering from shortage of nurses especially those specializing in geriatic care.

The meeting between the Philippine government officials and the German officials will be held in Europe to discuss the Triple Win Project under the Philippines-Germany government-to-government hiring agreement, which was signed in March 2013.

The project between the two government already produced hundreds of Filipino workers in Germany, based on record, Germany has accepted 222 Filipino nurses, 128 of whom had been deployed to 14 employers in Germany. The rest are still completing their preparatory German language training in the Philippines, the training is free of charge.

The DOLE Secretary said that the Philippines is looking into tapping the Human Resource Development Technical Cooperation Program of the World Health Organization and International Labor Organization in training Filipino nurses in geriatric care.

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