The Philippines recently signed two new labor deals with Germany, giving better employment opportunities for migrant workers, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said. 

Labor Sec. Silvestre Bello III called in a statement that the recent agreements are a “gift” to overseas Filipino workers.

A Letter of Intent was signed by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and the German Federal Employment Agency through its Director for International Relations Alexander Wilhelm, to facilitate the recruitment, deployment, and employment of Filipino professionals and skilled workers in Germany.

“This partnership will open opportunities for Filipino professionals and skilled workers, specifically Electrical Mechanics and Fitters, Electronics Servicers, Cooks, Hotel Receptionists, Waiters, and Plumbers and Pipe Fitters,” Bello said.

Bello added that the local employment agency and the German Minister of Health Karl Lauterbach also signed the Memorandum of Understanding on the Deployment of Filipino Healthcare Professionals to Germany, enhancing the recruitment of nurses in the private recruitment track with the inclusion of other healthcare professionals. 

Bello said that the newly-signed accords will give more work opportunities for physiotherapists, radiographers, occupational therapists, biomedical scientists, and other allied health professionals whose professions are regulated by appropriate professional bodies both in the Philippines and Germany.

“With this development, better job opportunities, in addition to nurses and other professionals, await our skilled workers as we showcase the competence and exemplary talents of the Filipino workers,” he added.


Ronald Espartinez