Japan, Israel soon to hire thousands of nurses, caregivers from PHL
Some 35,000 vacancies for Filipino nurses and caregivers may soon be available in Japan as a result of an agreement it entered into with the Philippines, GMA News' JP Soriano reported on News To Go on Tuesday.
The report said applications for the position will undergo a government-to-goverment process and will start once a Technical Internship Program has been established.
"They have an aging population and they prefer Filipino nurses or caregivers to deliver that caregiving service," Labor Undersecretary Dominador Say said.
Nurses accepted to these positions may receive a monthly salary of P60,000, the report said.
For nurses who need employment now, they may apply for positions in Israel, which will require 200 caregivers once a memorandum of understanding is crafted between the Philippine and the Israeli governments.
"Maganda yung option rin kasi kung ito ay government-to-government hiring, mas mapapaigting pa yung pagiging protected ng ating OFW," Philippine Overseas Employment Agency deputy administrator Jocelyn Sanchez said.
Interested applicants are encouraged to train with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) while job orders are being crafted. —Rie Takumi/KBK, GMA News