The Japan government is in need of 800,000 caregivers this year and Japanese employers are eyeing Filipino caregivers to fill in the job.
In a TV Patrol report, some Japanese businessmen and companies met with Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III to talk about building Japanese training facilities in the country to cater for Filipinos who want to work as a caregiver or housekeeper in Japan.
The training facilities will have high-tech equipment needed for the training. The free training will include language (Nihongo) lessons, basic training on caregiving and housekeeping, and learning the traditional Japanese home and culture. Prospected locations for the training facilities are in Davao, Cebu, Bohol and Laguna.
There will be no placement fee and all the trainings will be for free. Salary will be around P70,000 per month with additional benefits and flexible working hours or shifts.
Pinoy caregivers are preferred over those from other foreign countries because of the Filipino hospitality.
The Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) is set to release guidelines for the deployment of Filipino caregivers in Japan.