By Mayen Jaymalin Updated December 24, 2008 11:29 AM
More jobs await Filipino nurses in the coming year despite the prevailing global economic crisis.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reported that the deployment of Filipino nurses to Japan will finally start early next year.
“We hope to come out with the necessary guidelines on the hiring of our nurses middle of January and the actual deployment will start probably by April,” Labor Secretary Marianito Roque disclosed.
Roque noted that the government is expecting about a thousand Filipino nurses to be hired in Japan.
“Initially only few nurses will be deployed, but we expect the number to increase eventually since Japan is in dire need of nurses because of their aging population,” Roque pointed out.
“The only problem we see is language barrier, workers have to learn the Japanese language prior to deployment,” Roque said.
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