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Demand for nurses down, technical jobs surge - DOLE

MANILA, Philippines - The demand for nurses abroad has started to decline, while opportunities for graduates of technical courses like engineering are on the rise, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said yesterday.

“There are 125,000 jobs for engineers in Qatar as of now but we only supplied 26,000 because we don’t have enough engineering graduates to qualify for the jobs,” Labor Secretary Marianito Roque told reporters after attending a congressional hearing on the accomplishments of President Arroyo from the time she delivered her State of the Nation Address last year.

Roque said engineers face job opportunities with the same competitive salaries offered to medical staff.
He said the DOLE could hardly meet the demand for Filipino engineers, information technology experts and other jobs requiring technical skills in Qatar for construction, oil and gas fields.
With this in mind, he advised students to enroll in technical courses.
7/14/09 Philippine Star Click title above to read complete article


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