Kerala government signs MoU with German employment agency for recruitment of nurses

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To tap emerging employment opportunities in the healthcare sector in a post-pandemic world, the government of Kerala on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding with the German Federal Employment Agency, the German government agency responsible for recruitments, for hiring nurses from Kerala.

On behalf of the state government, the MoU was signed by NORKA Roots (Department of Non Resident Keralites Affairs), Kerala’s expatriate department. The German recruitment scheme, dubbed “Triple Win”, is the first of its kind in India organized under the aegis of a government, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in a Facebook post.

More than 10,000 job opportunities are expected to arise for nurses in Germany in the post-Covid scenario, he said.

The MoU, he said, was part of the government’s efforts to find new migration destinations for Keralites other than the traditional hubs amid changes in the global employment scenario. The memorandum of understanding paved the way for recruitment in Germany, one of the most powerful and industrialized countries in the world, he said.

The CM said “Triple Win” is seen as the first step towards exploiting opportunities for migration to European countries. The project would help recruiters hire the best nursing professionals.

Every year, about 8,500 nurses pass out from institutions in Kerala.

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