Filipinos in Germany will soon have better job opportunities following the conclusion of two labor agreements, said the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Wednesday (June 8).
Among the Filipino professionals and skilled workers who will benefit: electrical mechanics and fitters, electronics servicers, cooks, hotel receptionists, waiters, plumbers and pipefitters, as well as healthcare professionals.
"These two freshly signed bilateral labor instruments with Germany are the gifts of the Philippine government to our Filipino migrant workers in recognition of their sacrifices, perseverance, and diligence that have kept our nation afloat amidst the global crisis in the last two years," said Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III.
According to CNN Philippines, the Philippines and Germany have signed a letter of intent to facilitate the recruitment of skilled workers, as well as a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on the increased deployment of Filipino healthcare workers to the latter.
The MOU will give opportunities to nurses, physiotherapists, radiographers, occupational therapists, biomedical scientists, and other allied health professionals whose professions are regulated by appropriate professional bodies in the Philippines and in Germany.
The deal will complement the recruitment of nurses under the Triple Win Project with the German Federal Republic, which began in 2013.