175 nurses land job through NARS
By Mai Gevera
Davao City (5 June) -- The Department of Labor and Employment XI announced yesterday the second batch opening of the NARS Program which will cover the different provinces of Region XI.
NARS or Nurses Assigned in Rural Places is a program of the national government to provide jobs for graduates in nursing who are finding it difficult to land in a job item locally or internationally.
This is also the government's strategy to mitigate the effects of the global financial crisis as overseas workers are being displaced and some companies in the country shut down due to the crisis.
The program gives priority to the dependents of workers affected by the crisis as listed by the DOLE regional offices.
For its first batch, DOLE regional director Jalilo de la Torre bared that the region filled up all three job vacancies for every municipality in the five provinces of Region XI.
He said there are 175 nurses qualified for the position were given jobs as nurses in rural areas. They earned P8,000 per month working in a hospital lacking in medical personnel.
Labor secretary Marianito Roque said that the entire program targets to benefit a total of 5,000 nurses for a six-month tour of duty.
However, DOLE issued some qualifications for applicants. They need to be licensed nurses, aged 35 years and below, and must be residents of the 1,000 beneficiary-towns.
For easy application, the DOLE has opened a website www.nars.gov.dole.ph. The online site provides application forms that may be filled up or downloaded. (PIA XI) [top]