Department of Labor and Employment recently stated from an interview of the hiring of Filipino nurses in Libya.
According to Labor Secretary Rosalida Baldoz the Libya Ministry of Health has already informed the Philippines government for the desire of hiring at least 1,000 nurses and another 700 vacancies health facilities.
“We are just awaiting the official recommendation from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) for the full lifting of the deployment ban and as soon as we have it we will resume deployment,” she said.
Moreover, there already 300 Filipino nurses recruited from the 700 vacancies that are awaiting for the lifting of the ban before they can leave for Libya. she added
Dole previously allowed a partial lifting of the deployment ban to enable workers to rehire and to return work.
Most of those who have returned were medical workers and those employed in the gas and oil industry. Citing a report from the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Libya, employers in Libya have recalled hundreds of Filipino medical professional and other skilled workers, Baldoz said.
A close to 10, 000 Filipino workers was repatriated from Libya last year with the enforced deployment ban by the Philippines Government.
After the ban partially lifting ,there are nearly 3,000 Filipino worker’s surge to the country.