DOLE to conduct job fair for nurses
Davao City (20 October) -- A Job Fair for Nurses is all set as the Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office XI celebrates the 52nd Nurses Week on October 21, 2009 at the NCCC Mall, Ma-a, Davao City.
More than 10 various Manila and Davao-based recruitment agencies will participate in the upcoming Job Fair with an estimated 1,000 job orders for nurses as well as physical therapists and other various killed positions for overseas employment.
Registered nurses are required to bring their resumes and other credentials including passport and other related documents.
The Philippines now has some 600,000 nurses actively looking for jobs here and abroad, or forced to perform work outside their profession. They include the 99,837 who passed the local nursing licensure examinations from July 2008 to July 2009.
The government tapped 10,000 of the Filipino nurses and deployed them under the Nurses Assigned in Rural Service (NARS). It allows nurses to serve in the country's depressed municipalities for six months in return for a monthly allowance of P8,000.
In Davao Region, 171 nurse-trainees have successfully completed the first batch of the project. The 2nd batch with 205 nurse-trainees will start their deployment this October. (DOLE XI) [top]