Deal Could See 2,000 to 5,000 Filipinos Working in Slovenia

By , 24 Oct 2019, 17:12 PM Business
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For those wondering how Slovenia plans to deal with an aging society and a shortage of medical staff and care workers, a recent story in The Philippine Star may provide an answer.

The Filipino Department of Labour and Employment has announced that Slovenia is looking for from 2,000 to 5,000 skilled and semi-skilled workers to move to Europe and address labour shortages in the country. The positions that would be open to Filipinos in the deal, which has yet to be signed, are expected to include healthcare workers, nurses, engineers, truck drivers, heavy machine and equipment operators, household service and staff in other industries.

Filipino Labour Secretary Silvestre Bello III said that a technical working group still needs to negotiate the terms of the agreement and ensure the protection and safety of the workers, which would take around three months. The exact jobs and qualifications will then be announced, but the latter will certainly include proficiency in the English language.

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