The Department Of Labor And Employment Says There Is A Lack Of Nurses In The Philippines
PHILIPPINES – The Department of Labor and Employment recently announced that there is not enough nurses in the Philippines.
The nursing profession has been one of the most targeted goal of Filipinos for years. Many Filipinos have aspired to be nurses and many of them were successful.
Japan has previously opened their doors for employment for Filipino nurses.
Although there are so many opportunities for nurses who want to make a living abroad, the government decided to slow down on sending Filipino nurses abroad due to DOLE’s report that there is not enough nurses in the country.
Yesterday, DOLE hosted an Independence Day job fair which was participated by thousands of aspiring applicants with their resumes.
There were about 20,000 job openings featured in the huge event.
There were so many job offers for Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) companies, restaurants and construction.
Reportedly, companies needed more construction workers because there is a shortage. Which is why agencies have slowed down on deployment.
DOLE also plans to slow down on deploying Filipino nurses abroad following the report of inadequacy.
For the nurses in public hospitals salary hike, the state’s department for employment will leave the decision to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).
This is according to a report from News 5.
Silvestre “Bebot” Bello III also shared his opinions about the policies of Private Health Centers/Clinics toward nurse applicants:
“Yung ginagawa ninyo, yung nurse, naka tapos na, naka-graduate na, board passer na. Gustong mag trabaho para magkaroon ng enough experience para makapunta abroad, ang ginagawa nyo, sila pa nagbabayad ng training fees instead of giving them their rightful salaries.”
[What you’re doing is- the nurse, who’s already done with school, have already graduated, already a board passer, who wants to work to get enough experience to go abroad. What you’re doing is, you make them pay for training fees instead of giving them their rightful salaries.]
That is all there is to it, at least for now. We’ll post updates as soon as we got them.