20,000 jobs await Filipino nurses in Middle East

Job recruiters expressed optimism Friday that at least 20,000 jobs await Filipino nurses and other health workers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and other countries in the Middle East.

Lito Soriano, president of LBS E-recruitment Solution Inc., said Saudi Arabia and other Arab Gulf countries are in dire need of healthcare-related workers.

He said representatives from various hospitals in Saudi Arabia are arriving in the country this month to recruit the necessary workers.

“Teams from King Fahd Armed Forces Hospital arrived yesterday and other teams from other medical hospitals are also arriving in the coming weeks,” Soriano added.

Aside from Kind Fahd, other hospitals recruiting health workers are Armed Forces Hospital in Jeddah, Prince Sultan Cardiac Center in Riyadh and King Khalid Military Hospital in Hafr Al Batin.

The Philippines is having difficulty filling up the job orders from the Middle East due to lack of experience among Filipino health workers, Soriano said. [Continue Reading...]

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