Tokyo, Japan. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Wilhelm Joys Andersen
Tokyo, Japan. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Wilhelm Joys Andersen

The Philippine government has announced that between 300 and 1,000 caregiver jobs in Japan will become available to Filipinos in the next few months.

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said the Japanese government has finalized its Technical Internship Training Program, which is set to be implemented next month, GMA News reported.

Jocelyn Sanchez, POEA deputy administrator, said that Filipinos interested in applying for the jobs should inquire through POEA-licensed employment agencies to avoid falling victim to illegal recruitment or human trafficking.

According to the POEA, the monthly salary of caregivers in Japan would be around PHP50,000 to PHP70,000 (US$935 to US$1,309). Applicants who are accepted will go through a training course on caregiving.

According to the Japanese government, the country’s rapidly aging population will require around 2.45 million caregivers by 2025.

The POEA is also coordinating with the Chinese government in the hiring of 1,000 English teachers. The POEA advised Filipino jobseekers to monitor job orders posted on their website and be cautious of bogus recruiters.

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