Monday, September 1, 2008

No nurse surplus, only unqualified graduates--recruiters

MANILA, Philippines -- There is no surplus of 400,000 nurses in the country, but a dearth of qualified nurses that employers abroad would hire, the recruitment industry said Monday.

The reaction was to the earlier statement of Commissioner Ruth Padilla of the Professional Regulation Commission that the surplus was enough to meet the requirements of Saudi Arabia, Canada, the United States, and Europe.

To prove his point, Jackson Gan, vice president of the Federated Association of Manpower Exporters, said that the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has a standing, unfilled 20,000 job orders for nurses to the Middle East, Singapore, and Europe.


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