The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in cooperation with the Department of Health (DOH) have some good news for returning or repatriated OFWs, said Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapalis-Baldoz.
Under their Assist WELL Program, DOLE has officially opened 80 spots for those interested to work in the field of medical and health sciences, administrative, social welfare, and information technology services.
According to Baldoz, “The 80 available vacancies for eligible returning Overseas Filipino Workers are spread in four hospitals in Region I (Dagupan City), Region III (Nueva Ecija), Region IV-A (Tagaytay City), and Region V (Legazpi City).”
The following vacancies are available in the following locations:
Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital (Legazpi City)
• 9 Medical Specialist III
• 10 Medical Officer IV
• 2 Medical Specialists II
• 34 Medical Specialist III
The Department of Health – Treatment and Rehabilitation Center in Region IV-A (Tagaytay City)
• 3 Medical Specialist II
• 1 Attorney III
• 1 Computer Maintenance Technologist II
• 1 Medical Specialist I
• 1 Medical Officer III
• 1 Social Welfare Officer I
• 1 Social Welfare Assistant
• 1 Medical Technologist I
• 1 Laboratory Technician II
• 1 Radiologic Technologist II
• 1 Radiologic Technologist I
• 1 Nutritionist-Dietician I
• 1 Dormitory Manager
• 1 Occupational Therapist II
• 1 Occupational Therapist I
• 1 Occupational Therapy Technician I
• 1 Warehouseman II
DOH Treatment and Rehabilitation Center (Dagupan City)
• 2 Occupational Therapist I (SG II)
Among these positions, Medical Specialist IV has the highest salary at Salary Grade 24 (P56,610) while the jobs of Social Welfare Assistant, Laboratory Technician II, Occupational Therapy Technician I, and Warehouseman have the lowest salary at Salary Grade 8 Step 1 (P15,368).
“I am grateful to the DOH, under the leadership of Secretary Janette Garin, for the 80 plantilla positions committed to the DOLE for the gainful reintegration of qualified returning or repatriated OFWs under the Assist WELL program. These are quality and decent jobs. Aside from the competitive salaries that the vacancies offer, the eligible returning or repatriated OFWs will also have the valuable chance to serve the community. Being also with their respective families is a priceless opportunity for these OFWs who had borne the social cost of labor migration,” remarked Baldoz.