Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia.
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MANILA – Up to 5,000 jobs with a minimum salary that is higher than in the Middle East will be available to Filipinos as the Philippine government works on a bilateral labour deal with Slovenia, said Labour Secretary Silvestre Bello III.
Bello said Slovenia is seeking Philippine approval to hire up to 5,000 Filipinos in various jobs in the country. It will take up to three months to finalise the bilateral deal, he said.
The Philippine official told Radyo Inquirer on Monday (October 21) that the bilateral deal, when approved, will allow the recruitment and deployment of workers to Slovenia.
Bello said that Slovenia is offering jobs with good salaries and terms of employment, calling it a “[good] alternative market of labour”. He said that the minimum salary in Slovenia is more competitive than in the Middle East, with a minimum wage of $1,000 (Dh3,670).
Slovenia is located in Central Europe and is bordered by Austria to the north and Hungary to the northeast. Slovenia is known for its mountains, ski resorts and lakes. The country shares a border with Croatia and is also near to the Italian port city of Trieste.
Meanwhile, Bello said that similar job opportunities are also available to Filipinos seeking work in Russia and Canada as health care professionals, nurses, engineers, drivers, machine operators and household service. ICA/Expat Media
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