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3,000 Filipino Nurses needed in the United States in 2021

Cordillera - Filipino registered nurses who lose their job during the pandemic can find hope in 2021 as the United States opened up some 3,000 available jobs for nurses according to Senator Imee Marcos.

Marcos said Filipino nurses can fill the shortages of nurses in the state of California, Texas, Florida, Minnesota, and New York. 

According to Marcos, the rising cases of infection across America aggravated by the fall-winter flu season has forced many nurses from other states to stay put.

"The cold reality is that America's need for nurses answers our own need to curb high unemployment and put food on the table of whole Filipino families," Marcos said.

"The lack of a national policy on job creation and recovery has given the unemployed limited options," she added.

Marcos said that many overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are among the estimated 200,000 nurses who have lost work and come home or remain stranded in taking up jobs abroad since border controls began earlier this year to stop the spread of the pandemic.

As of September, almost 40% of the country's adult labor force or more than 23 million people are out of work.

"Let's hope that the roll-out of vaccines accelerating next year will ease unemployment."

source || PIA



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