The Department of Non-Resident Keralites Affairs (NORKA) has signed an MoU with the German Federal Employment Agency to hire nurses from Kerala. The Agency is responsible for recruiting people for jobs in the country. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan celebrated the news in a Facebook post.
K Harikrishnan Namboodiri, CEO, NORKA Roots and German Consul General Achim Burkart, representative of the German Federal Employment Agency attended a meeting on December 2, and signed the memorandum of understanding in the presence of the Chief Minister.
The recruitment scheme will make more than 10,000 job opportunities for nurses available. This is a very high number, especially when the world is battling the COVID pandemic.
In his post, the Chief Minister states that the MoU is a part of the government’s constant efforts to seek new migration destinations for the residents of Kerala. The MoU has also made an inroad for recruitment in Germany, a country that has been brimming with job opportunities.
This is only the first step in the process of exploring more countries in Europe that will offer migration opportunities and a way to earn a livelihood as well. This historic event is surely going to make way for more such progressive decisions in the future.
Every year, 8, 500 nurses graduate from Kerala’s medical institutions. The nurses who choose to go to Germany will be given free training in the German language so that they’re proficient by the time they set off for the country.