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No Layoffs for Filipino Nurses and other OFWs in France : Filipino Nurses News – Latest & Hottest News about Pinoy Nurses Worldwide

No Layoffs for Filipino Nurses and other OFWs in France

· Filed Under In the news, Work in Europe 

There is an estimated 40,000 overseas Filipino workers in France, mostly health professionals such as Pinoy nurses and caregivers privately employed by families.  The new French envoy to Manila Thierry Borja De Mozota has said French employers are keeping their jobs despite the layoffs in many parts of the world caused by global recession.

“At the moment, there is no sign of reduction of workers of families in France. They are not working for companies, so there is no reason for them to lose their jobs,” he told reporters during a reception in his residence in Makati recently.

The new ambassador said that the French government recognizes the contribution of the Filipino community to the French economy.  However, raised concern on the estimated 33,000 undocumented OFWs working and living in France.  Thus, part of the plans of his new office is to work on a bilateral labor agreement between the Philippines and France that would allow Filipino workers in France to obtain their legal working permits.

“This agreement would give undocumented Filipino workers in France a chance to legalize their stay. This will ensure that Filipinos already in France will be provided an avenue to get working permit as soon as they ask for it,” he said.

The two governments having been trying to seal a labor deal for the past 2 years that aims to attract professionals like nurses and doctors, as well as those fashion designers and entrepreneurs, into France.

This would open up new opportunities to those Filipino nurses who wants to work in Europe.

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One Response to “No Layoffs for Filipino Nurses and other OFWs in France”

  1. aries on November 16th, 2009 5:41 pm

    Pinoy overseas workers indeed deserve no layoff. After all they’ve sacrificed too much for their families and our country as well. Another point is that the towering heap of nurses here in the Philippines is way too pathetic; ironically, Philippine hospitals are understaffed. Nursing opportunities in the country is really poor. Honestly, job opportunities abroad such as in France would truly realize their dreams.

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