Nursing News

POEA: Beware of illegal recruitment of nurses for Germany

Filipino nurses who wants to work in Germany under the Triple Win Project must be wary of illegal recruitment activities online, said Philippine Overseas Employment Administration.

The government agency is warning nurses to be cautious after receiving reports that some unscrupulous individuals are using a website to hire nurses for the said Western country.

POEA Administrator Bernard P. Olalia discourages jobseekers from submitting their application, as well as personal information via online and instead personally submit their documents at the Manpower Registry Division of POEA.

“The Triple Win Project is a joint initiative between the Philippines and Germany to help bring qualified nurses in the country to work in Germany. The whole recruitment and deployment process here in the Philippines is being handled only by POEA and no other outside agencies have been authorized to work on our behalf,” Administrator Olalia said.

Meanwhile, POEA also announced that Filipino nurses working in Germany under the ‘Triple Win’ program will get an increase in minimum wage.

Nurses who were interviewed and have signed employment contracts as of January 1, 2019, will receive 2,000 euros before and 2,400 after recognition as a qualified nurse. The previous minimum wage was 1,900 euros and 2,300 euros.

The increase, however, does not apply to those nurses who have already arrived in Germany and whose employment contracts have already been signed in 2018 but may not be processed at the POEA yet.

At present, the POEA is still accepting applications to fill up 400 vacancies.

The POEA enjoins all applicants to be vigilant against illegal recruiters and to report any suspected illegal recruitment activities to the POEA Anti-Illegal Recruitment Branch at 722-11-92 or at POEA Hotline numbers 722-11-44 or 722-11-55.