20,000 local nurses needed in Middle East

At least 20,000 Filipino nurses are urgently needed in Middle East countries for work in military hospitals and other medical centers, the recruitment industry reported yesterday.

Lito Soriano, executive director of the Federated Association of Manpower Exporters, Inc. (FAME), said representatives from King Fahd Armed Forces Hospital arrived last Jan. 2 to recruit qualified Filipino nurses for vacancies in its medical facility in Jeddah.

“The estimated job vacancies by the industry for our nurses in the Middle East, mostly in Saudi Arabia also include those unfilled in 2008. Officials of King Fahd are already here to interview applicants,” he said in a phone interview.

Soriano, president of LBS-E Recruitment Solutions, said representatives from the Prince Sultan Cardiac Center-Riyadh and the King Khalid Military City Hospital—Hafr Al Batin in Saudi Arabia are scheduled to visit the country this January to recruit medical staff.

“Our nurses to be hired in Saudi Arabia will get an increase of 10 percent in their inflation allowance that would range from $ 600 to $ 1,000 a month of their salaries. They are entitled to free housing, travel costs, and yearly vacation,” he said.

Soriano said technical medical workers like X-ray technicians and respiratory technicians are also needed the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Kuwait and Oman.

He said that despite the worldwide financial crisis, salaries for skilled Filipino workers and professionals are expected to increase from $ 1,200 to $ 3,000 a month.

“Labor markets in Gulf economies have shown resiliency and it’s now experiencing a construction boom that led to the rising demand for foreign workers,” he said.

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), however, released the list of “threats” to employment opportunities for Filipino workers in the Middle East in 2009.

On top of its list were nationalization policies, scrapping of the bids by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) for its P Station project, the Kingdom’s downstream joint ventures and the reduction of the costs of Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest national oil company. (Raymund F. Antonio)(MB)

6 Responses to “20,000 local nurses needed in Middle East”

  1. Leo.V.D Says:

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  2. Shiji Thomas Says:

    Respected Sir,
    I am a staff Nurse Specialised in CCU. please inform the interviews to riyadh Saudi Arabia. Thanking you.
    Yours Faithfully Shiji Thomas

  3. rani joseph Says:

    dear sir
    my name is Rani joseph .I am working as staff nurse in intensive care unit.I have completeted diploma in nursing and i have 3 yrs experince thereaftrer.Will u able to help me to find post for me in middle east
    awaiting for ur positive rply

  4. teena Says:

    sir i am experienced in paediatric with 3 years .

  5. mary joy mayo Says:

    sir how to apply?

  6. Maria Othela Naaman Says:

    Pleasant Day Sir/Madam
    Im Maria Othela Naaman, 27 years of age, from Philippines. Presently working as staff nurse in our government hospital for almost 4 years assigned in EMERGENCY ROOM. I am very much interested to apply. Thank you and More power.

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