Saudi Arabia has available slots for Aklanon nurses, other medical practitioners
by Venus G. Villanueva
Kalibo, Aklan (15 September) -- The Provincial Government of Aklan, through its Public Employment Service Office (PESO) here announced that a team from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), a representative from the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Saudi Arabia and two representatives from POEA-Iloilo will be coming to Aklan this month to brief, interview and hire Aklanon nurses and other medical practitioners for employment in Saudi Arabia.
The POEA team, according to Vivian Ruiz-Solano, PESO-Aklan Manager, will be headed by Dir. Felixberta N. Romero, Director II, Government Placement Branch.
Solano said the period for the Government-to-Government Recruitment Activity was supposed to end on August 31 but was extended up to the last week of September this year.
"The extension gave Governor Carlito Marquez enough time to invite the POEA team to personally conduct the selection of qualified Aklanons, especially nurses. This way, the nurses and other applicants need not go to POEA offices in Iloilo City and Manila, saving them transportation money and time," Solano said.
As seen on the official website of of the POEA, the Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia needs specialized and general nurses, medical technologists, physical and respiratory therapists, assistant pharmacists, dental assistants, midwives, X-ray technicians, doctors or physicians and specialists with corresponding salaries ranging from P20,000.00 to P96,000.00 based on the number of years of work experiences.
The applicants should be at least 21 years old, BS graduates, with board license, at least 1 year hospital experience and not more than 42 years old except for doctors.
Application requirements, according to PESO-Aklan, include detailed resume with job description, PRC license, employment certificates, original and photocopy of the first page of passport, valid NBI clearance for travel abroad and 6 pcs. 2X2 recent ID pictures.
Applicants are advised to submit their complete application papers at the PESO Office, Provincial Capitol Annex Building, Capitol Compound, Kalibo, Aklan before the arrival of the POEA team.
"This positive development is seen as another milestone in the efforts of the provincial government of Aklan to provide quality employment opportunities to Aklanons," Solano stressed. (PIA) [top]