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Japan set to hire up to 1,000 Pinoy care workers —POEA

Some 300 to 1,000 caregiver jobs in Japan will be up for grabs for Filipinos in the next few months, according to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).

In his report on Balitanghali on Thursday, GMA News' JP Soriano said the guidelines for the Japanese government’s Technical Internship Training Program (TITP) have been finalized and are expected to be signed for implementation in September.

POEA deputy administrator Jocelyn Sanchez said applicants should keep an eye out for more job orders coming from POEA-licensed recruitment agencies.

"Mag-abang and mag-prepare na rin 'yung mga tao sa mga documents niya," she said.

The salary under the TITP has yet to be disclosed. However, according to the POEA, care workers in Japan are paid more compared to other Asian and European countries.

The goverment agency said it was possible that the salary would start at no less than P50,000 to P70,000 per month.

The POEA said applicants, apart from finishing a course on caregiving, are not necessarily required to be fluent in Niponggo.

"Pag napili ka, sila 'yung bahala du'n sa...language training fee mo," Sanchez said.

Aside from the TITP, the POEA is also coordinating with the Chinese government regarding 1,000 jobs for Filipino English teachers.

In the mean time, the POEA advised job-seekers to monitor job orders posted on and be cautious about bogus recruiters. —Margaret Claire Layug/KBK, GMA News