Many Job Applicants Unqualified

Thousands apply under trade agreement but few are qualified — POEA

THOUSANDS OF nurses and caregivers have applied for jobs in Japan under a bilateral trade agreement, but the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said many applicants may be unqualified.

POEA Administrator Jennifer J. Manalili said in an interview with reporters yesterday that nearly 7,000 nurses and caregivers have applied for 600 positions under the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA).

Under JPEPA, Japan will hire 200 nurses and 400 caregivers as apprentices and provide them with language training before taking the licensure examination. They will receive an allowance in the process.

"There are some who will not qualify to enter the list that we are going to give to Japan because of the requirements... like letters and degrees for four-year colleges. We are now in the final stages of completing that list," Ms. Manalili said. — ENJD

Article Source: Business World Online


mela May 25, 2009 at 2:08 PM  

blame the poor quality of education.

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