A lot of Filipinos choose to work in other countries, and it’s obvious why: the grass is indeed greener on the other side. And a sea of opportunities is opening up as Japan is opening its doors to household worker jobs for Filipinos. This was the result of a bilateral meeting between President Benigno S. Aquino and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Summit last week.
The details are still being fleshed out, but if finalized, household workers will be able to earn P66,000 doing stay-out work each month, or the equivalent of the minimum wage in Japan. On top of this, they will also receive standard benefits.
According to Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) deputy administrator Atty. Jeriel Domingo, those thinking of applying will not need educational requirements. They only need to undergo six months training with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), and to learn to speak Japanese.
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