Japan requires at least 600 nurses and healthcare workers, while Germany needs qualified applicants to fill up its vacancies for 70 intensive care unit nurses, the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency said.
POEA chief Leo Hans Cacdac has also warned prospective applicants against illegal recruiters who may take advantage of the opening of jobs for nurses and health workers both in Japan and Germany.
Only the POEA is authorized to accept qualified applicants for nurses and care workers for deployment in Japan under the Framework for the Movement of Natural Persons of the Philippines-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, Cacdac said.
He said the Japan International Corporation of Welfare Services needs qualified applicants to fill up vacancies for 48 nurses and 585 health care workers.
The POEA said that candidates for nursing positions should have the following qualifications: Graduate of Bachelor of Science in Nursing, with Board License, with at least three years hospital experience.
For healthcare workers, applicants must be a graduate from any four year course and certified as a caregiver by Tesda, a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (under board) or any allied profession.
Meanwhile, Germany said it was accepting qualified applicants for nurses under the Triple Win Project.
The International Placement Service of the German Federal Employment Agency needs qualified applicants to fill up its vacancies for 70 intensive care unit (ICU) nurses.
The Triple Win Project is supervised by the POEA through a government-to-government arrangement with the Federal Republic of Germany.