More Filipino nurses needed in Germany — DOLE
MANILA, Philippines — Around 1,000 Filipino nurses are projected to be hired in Germany next year, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced Wednesday.
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the Federal Republic of Germany is in need of additional nurses for its healthcare sector.
The hiring of nurses will be under the Triple Win Project, a government-to-government hiring program administered by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).
According to data from POEA, Bello said that a total of 903 nurses have been hired to work in Germany since 2013.
The labor chief said the nurses are earning a starting monthly salary of €2,000 up to €2,400 (P112,000 up to P134,400).
“It has been six years since the Philippines and Germany started cooperation on the placement of our Pinoy nurses,” Bello said in a statement.
“I am confident that for 2020, this partnership under the Triple Win Project will provide improved and streamlined application process, and more importantly, ensured protection to our nurses,” he added.
The application period for the vacancies in 2020 will be announced soon, DOLE said.
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