Filipino nurses enter Austria’s health care system for the first time.

Efforts of the private recruitment agencies to explore new labor markets. Especially in Europe have paid off with the entry of Filipino nurses into Austria a landlocked country surrounded by Germany and other European countries.
According to Ms. Ma. Lourdes Capua, President/General Manager of LRC Manpower Services, International, Inc., 28 Filipino men and women Nurses arrived in Burgenland Austria, one of the nine federations comprising the country of Austria.
This is the first deployment of Filipino nurses to Austria as confirmed by the Austrian Embassy in Manila. The nurses will work in auxiliary work while studying German language courses which is the national dialect in Austria. They will receive EU 1200 or Php 73,120 during their German Language studies. After 6-7 months the pay will be increased to 2600 EU or 156,000 pesos upon obtaining a Language Certification and passing the Austrian Nursing Board Exams.
Full board and accommodation will be shouldered by the hospital and the contract is for two years with fifteen days annual leave each year. All expenses for the deployment of the Filipino nurses were covered by the employer except the passports and medical exams of the applicant.
Jerome Barbate, executive director of the Filipino Nursing Diaspora Network, in his latest post August 10, 2023, estimates there are at least 35,000

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