Japan needs 800,000 Caregivers and Housekeepers in 2017, Filipino Caregivers are their Priority

Good news to Filipinos who aspire to become a caregiver and want to work in Japan. This year Japan will need 800,000 caregivers. Salary is around 70,000 pesos per month, free Japanese language training, and no placement fee.

Japan needs roughly 800,000 caregivers / housekeepers this 2017. The Japanese firm’s first picked or top priority for the available caregiving jobs in their country are Filipinos.

Based on the news report from TV Patrol, several Japanese businessmen are currently in the Philippines. They are in talk with Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello and Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco to discuss about building several training facilities in the country.

The training facilities will cater to those Filipinos who want to become a caregivers or housekeepers in Japan.The Japanese firms will be financing the construction and development of the training facilities which will cost half a billion pesos each.

They will also bringing in high tech equipments and Japanese instructors to teach Filipino caregivers about Japan’s culture and language. They are doing so because they prefer Filipino caregivers. According to the Director of PHGIC, suggested locations for the training facilities are Davao, Cebu or Bohol, and Laguna.

According to the interpreter of Taiji Yamada, Chair of the Board of Directors of Taizankai, the Japanese saw how caring the Filipinos are when comes to health. This is probably the main reason Japanese firm’s top pick are Filipino caregivers.

Watch the news report below:

Japan has more than 33 Million citizens age 60 years old and above. Japanese firms are currently waiting for the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to release the guidelines for the deployment of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to Japan.

*Video credits to ABS-CBNNews Youtube channel

 
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