The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and the Japan International Corporation of Welfare Services (JICWELS) agreed to recruit Filipino nurses and caregivers to Japan.
“We will be deploying an initial batch of 200 nurses and 300 caregivers by end of April or early May this year as part of the agreement,” POEA chief Jennifer Manalili disclosed.
Under the agreement, Filipino registered nurses with at least three years experience are qualified to apply for training and employment in Japan, while candidate caregivers should be a graduate of a four-year course and certified by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
Those who qualify for the jobs will undergo a six-month language and culture training in Japan during which they will receive an allowance of $400 or more than 21,000 pesos.
After the training, Filipino nurses and caregivers will be allowed to stay in Japan for three years to work in hospitals and other medical facilities.