Thursday, May 26, 2011

Advice to Incoming College Students: No to Nursing

It is no secret that many nursing graduates in the Philippines today are either unemployed or underemployed. Many are finding it hard to find work because the number of hospitals in the country cannot accommodate the huge number of nursing graduates. The number of nursing graduates also makes the competition so stiff.

For the said reasons, even the Health Secretary, Enrique Ona is reminding incoming college freshmen not to take up nursing course. 

The Health Secretary said that there are so many nurses looking for local or overseas employments. Also, a number of nursing schools are also closing down after the government conducted a review of their quality of instruction.

Ona who also used to be a former executive director of the National Kidney and Transplant Institute said, “If I have a daughter today, I would not let her take up nursing. If students are good in mathematics and science, it is better that they take health-related courses allied to this expertise.”

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

POEA: Advisory for the 3rd Batch of Nurses Under JPEPA

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) released an advisory for nurses that applied and were accepted for the 3rdbatch of recruitment for the Japan Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA). Here is the copy of the advisory:

The release of the passports with visas of nurse candidates will not be later than 26 May 2011. All nurse candidates with issued visas shall report to the Recruitment and Documentation Division, Government Placement Branch, POEA on 26 May 2011, Thursday to complete their documentation requirements, pay their Phil Health fees and issuance of their exit clearances.

Friday, May 20, 2011

No construction jobs for foreign workers in Italy

The POEA warns job applicants on a mode of illegal recruitment currently perpetrated through email by a syndicate enlisting Filipino workers for an alleged housing reconstruction project to rehabilitate earthquake affected cities in Italy including L’Aquila and Rome.

The scheme represents itself as the “Ministry of Development, Public Works and Housing Reconstruction of Earthquake Affected Cities Program, under the auspices of World Rehabilitation Program (WRP) and Italian Freedom Corps (IFC).”

The Philippine Embassy in Rome has verified with Italian authorities that there is no registered project involving an alleged “Housing Reconstruction of Earthquake Affected Cities Program” either in L’Aquila or in Rome.

Among the bogus job vacancies being offered are: truck drivers, machinery operators, plumbers, carpenters, electrical engineers, electricians, metal workers, nurses/clinic staff, helpers, brick layers, technical experts, data entry clerks, first aid attendants, quantity surveyors, mechanical engineers,  cooks/chefs/stewards.


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Job Opportunities for OFWs in Australia and New Zealand

Are you one of the many Filipinos who dreams of working in countries such as Australia and New Zealand? Working in these two countries is a great challenge because there are many requirements such as a passing score in the International English Language Tests System (IELTS), etc.

Here are the latest job opportunities in two dream destinations for OFWs.
Important Note: To view more details about the job openings and to send an online application, please click the job positions below. You will also see the contact details of the agency that posted the job opening; you can direct all inquiries regarding the job openings to them.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

POEA Imposed Deployment Ban on Syria

No more newly–hired Filipino workers will be allowed to go to Syria to work for now as the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) announced a deployment ban on the said country.

The deployment ban was issued after the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) raised the crisis alert to level 2 to Syria. However, the deployment ban does not cover returning workers to Syria. The crisis alert level 2 in Syria means restriction of movement in Syria, which includes avoiding large crowds and areas of protest. It also encourages Filipinos to voluntarily relocate or leave at their own cost if they have no pressing need to remain. Non-essential and non-urgent travel is discouraged, including travel for tourism purposes. 

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