The Member State of the European Union, Slovenia, reached out to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) as they tried to employ 2,000 to 5,000 Filipino skilled and semi-skilled employees to expand their workforce.
The opportunities that would be open to these Filipinos would be similar to those enjoyed by overseas workers in Russia and Canada, DOLE said in a statement on Tuesday.
According to Bello, Slovenia and the Philippines first had to decide on conditions and model contracts, as well as to conclude a bilateral agreement. The whole process would take about three months to complete.
Job opportunities included health care workers, nurses, technicians, truck drivers, heavy machinery and equipment operators, and domestic service employees.
Specifications and benefits would be negotiated once the contracts have been concluded. Nevertheless, English proficiency was one of the standards already agreed upon.
In the meantime, a technical working group would be set up to discuss arrangements that would ensure the protection and safety of workers.
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