Filipino Nurses Warned of Job Offers in Norway

The Philippine embassy in Oslo is warning Filipino nurses and health care workers to be wary of misleading information circulating online that more jobs are available in Norway, reports So-called “consultancy” firms peddle misleading information about the availability of nursing or healthcare jobs in Norway. It is not that easy. An international English test is not required only because English is not the primary language in Norway, the embassy said, but foreign nurses and health care practitioners wishing to work in Norway have to pass a much harder Norwegian language exam. According to embassy officials, consultancy firms charge applicants large fees for information and services that they can actually get for free.