By Allysa Nievera
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said on Wednesday that some 1,000 Filipino nurses will be hired to work in Germany next year through the continued implementation of the Triple Win Project.
“It has been six years since the Philippines and Germany started cooperation on the placement of our Pinoy nurses. I am confident that for 2020, this partnership under the Triple Win Project will provide [an] improved and streamlined application process, and more importantly, ensure protection to our nurses,” he said.
According to Bello, the Republic of Germany is in need of additional Filipino nurses to address their shortage of health care professionals.
Bello said 903 Filipino workers were hired in Germany in 2013 and are now receiving a starting monthly salary of €2,000 up to € 2,400 after their recognition as qualified nurses.
The labor secretary also said Germany might open up other job opportunities because of the success of Triple Win Project.
The Triple Win Project is a government-to-government hiring program administered by Philippine Overseas Employment Administration.
However, the application period for this year has already ended.