More jobs abroad will be available to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) after the Philippines and German governments signed two labor agreements that will provide better employment opportunities for Filipino workers, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said.
“These two freshly signed bilateral labor instruments with Germany are the gifts of the Philippine government to our Filipino migrant workers in recognition of their sacrifices, perseverance, and diligence that have kept our nation afloat amidst the global crisis in the last two years,” Bello said in a statement.
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration chief Leo Hans Cacdac and the German Federal Employment Agency represented by its Director for International Relations Alexander Wilhelm signed two bilateral labor agreements that will facilitate the recruitment, deployment, and employment of Filipino professionals and skilled workers in Germany.
“This partnership will open opportunities for Filipino professionals and skilled workers, specifically Electrical Mechanics and Fitters, Electronics Servicers, Cooks, Hotel Receptionists, Waiters, and Plumbers and PipeFitters,” Bello said.
German Minister of Health Karl Lauterbach and Bello also signed the Memorandum of Understanding on the Deployment of Filipino Healthcare Professionals to Germany to enhance the recruitment of nurses under the private recruitment track and include other healthcare professionals.
The labor agreement in the same European labor destination will provide work opportunities for physiotherapists, radiographers, occupational therapists, biomedical scientists, and other allied health professionals whose professions are regulated by appropriate professional bodies both in the Philippines and Germany.
“With this development, better job opportunities, in addition to nurses and other professionals, await our skilled workers as we showcase the competence and exemplary talents of the Filipino workers,” Bello said.