Israel not hiring Filipino nurses PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 01 December 2010 11:11

"Israel is not hiring Filipino nurses."

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldos issued this strong warning yesterday to Filipino nurses dreaming to work abroad, especially in Israel:

“Filipinos are hired in Israel as home-based caregivers, and not as nurses,” she warned, citing a report of Labor Attache to Israel Merriam A. Cuasay saying the Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Tel Aviv continue to receive reports that certain unscrupulous recruiters are still offering jobs for Filipino nurses for one Jordan Valley Medical Center.

“This Center is fictitious. No such hospital exists in Israel. Job openings in Israel are only for home-based caregivers, not nurses,” Cuasay reported to Baldoz.

The labor and employment chief noted that just recently, the so-called Jordan Valley Medical Center figured in the news after the Department of Foreign Affairs had also issued a warning to Filipino nurses that the hospital is non-existent.

Baldoz’s warning to Filipino nurses not to fall prey to illegal recruiters promising them jobs in the fictitious hospital was followed by a directive to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to conduct a massive information campaign against illegal recruitment activities through its regional and provincial offices.

“I direct the POEA to bring this warning down to all local government units to inform our countrymen of this illegal and criminal activity. It must issue an advisory or a bulletin right away and exert all efforts to identify and apprehend these illegal recruiters luring nurses to non-existent jobs in that country,” Baldoz said.