Two weeks ago, the Philippines (through Philippine Overseas Employment Administration or POEA) entered into agreement with the Federal Republic of Germany, regarding hiring of 500 Pinoy nurses and health care professionals to work in their country. The agreement titled “Agreement Concerning the Placement of Filipino Health Care Professionals in Employment Positions in the Federal Republic of Germany” was signed last March 19 at the DOLE compound in Intramuros, Manila.
Among which included in the agreement are the
- regulation on the deployment of Filipino health care professionals; preservation, promotion, and development of Filipino workers’ welfare;
exchange of ideas and information with the aim of improving and simplifying job placement procedures; and other relevant technical and HRD cooperation and continuing studies in labor and employment.
A Pinoy nurse in Germany will work around the salary of 1,900 euros or more than 100,000 pesos plus benefits.
As an update to the Philippines-Germany agreement on nurse hiring, the POEA still has to draft guidelines on the recruitment process. On the other hand, Germany will select employers and determine their job requirements.
As of publication, POEA is yet to announce the start of submission of applications. Applicants can start registering online at www.eregister.poea.gov.ph. The e-registration is not, however, a requirement for job acceptance. It only means inclusion in the pool of workers for future consideration by employers. Information provided may need updating once specific requirements or qualifications from specific employers are announced.