Thursday, October 26, 2006

Saudi To Hire More Filipino Nurses

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Darwin Wee / 26 Oct) – Saudi Arabia has announced that it would hire more Filipino nurses to fill the demands in the oil-rich state.

Filipino labor officials said as many as 2,000 nurses are needed in Saudi to replace those whose contracts are to expire next year.

A regional labor spokesperson, Josephine A. Crudo, said the Employment attaché of Saudi Arabia in Manila requested their assistance regarding the immediate deployment of health workers, especially Filipino Muslims, even without an experience.

She said those who are interested can submit requirements to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) or at the Saudi Recruitment Office in Makati City or at any regional offices of Philippine Overseas Employment Administration.

DOLE regional director for Western Mindanao, Chita Cilindro, said applicants need not to pay any placement fees, except for their passports.

She said nurses working in Saudi receive as much as SR 4,000 and enjoy fringe benefits such as 45 days annual paid vacation, free round trip plane ticket, free housing facility and transportation.

Aside from Saudi Arabia, Canada, United States and other Middle Eastern countries regularly hire Filipino nurses because of their ability to speak well the English language and are hard-working. (Mindanao Examiner)

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