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Taiwan in need of factory workers, Saudi Arabia of nurses

Saudi Arabia, December 5, 2017

Taiwan is in need of about 100 factory workers while Saudi Arabia is in need of 50 nurses to work for its Ministry of Health, GMA News' Susan Enriquez reported on 24 Oras on Monday, citing the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).

Germany, meanwhile, is hiring 350 nurses, the report added.

According to the POEA, it will be a government-to-government hiring so applicants need not shell out a big amount of money.

'Ang gagastusin lang nila ay mga personal. Dapat mayroon na silang passport, medical at visa. 'Yun lang, 'yung mga documentary requirements lang. Other than that wala nang gagastusin,' said POEA Deputy Administrator Joyce Turla-Sanchez.

The POEA warned applicants against groups or individuals who claim they can expedite the application process.

It said it has discovered a website of a group based in Germany that recruits nurses and asks for several fees. Upon investigation, it was found out that the group is not registered with the German government.

Interested applicants are urged to register on the POEA website. If applying through an agency, they are encouraged to ensure that the agency has the necessary permits to operate.

'Huwag kayong maniniwala sa mga lumalapit sa inyo. Kung ito ay government-to-government, dapat ay sa POEA lang sila mag-aaply. Kung may lalapit sa inyo na mga tao at magsasabi na sila ay taga-POEA, huwag kayo maniwala kasi ang transaksyon dapat sa opisina ng POEA lamang,' said Sanchez. —KBK, GMA News

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