DOLE: Germany Needs 200,000 Nurses; Philippines Top Source

Germany is reportedly looking at the Philippines as its main source to hire up to 200,000 nurses for employment.

According to Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz, nurses specializing in geriatric care are given higher priority in hiring of nurses for Germany, European Union’s largest economy, over the next four years.

Baldoz made the announcement Monday in DOLE’s first media forum in 2016 in Pasay City after she was relayed the information about nursing shortage from German officials during her official trip last week that coincided with the third year implementation of the “Triple Win” agreement.

The agreement ensures that Filipino workers deployed to Germany are adequately prepared both in language and professional training free of charge before their entry into the country.

Baldoz added that the officials she met expressed preference for hiring Filipino nurses.