70,000 jobs available at 22 Independence Day fairs
MANILA, Philippines — Around 70,000 local and overseas jobs are up for grabs in the various job fairs that will be set up on June 12, the 121st celebration of Philippine Independence Day, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III announced on Wednesday.
According to Bello, a total of 560 employers have so far committed to join the Kalayaan job fairs in 22 sites nationwide.
For local employment, among the top vacancies are for production machine operators, factory workers, customer service representatives, sales clerks, and marketing officers.
For overseas employment, among the top available jobs are cleaners, nurses, service crew, company drivers and technicians. Most of the overseas jobs are for deployment in Germany, Japan, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia.
Meanwhile, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) reminded nurses interested in working in Germany that they have only until tomorrow, June 7, to send in their applications if they would want to be deployed under the government-to-government Triple Win Project.
According to the POEA, 350 slots are still available for Filipino nurses who will be assigned in the various health care facilities in Germany.
To qualify, the applicant must be a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree holder, has an active Philippine Nursing License, proficient in German, and has at least two years of experience in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, or care institutions.
Those who will be hired will have a starting gross monthly salary of 2,000 euros (P116,000), which will be increased to 2,400 euros (P140,000) once recognized as a qualified nurse.
(Editor: Alexander T. Magno)
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