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Japan Needs Filipino Health Workers
More Filipino health workers are given the opportunity to work in Japan following the decision of the Japan International Corporation for Welfare Services (JICWELS) to accept 400 candidates – 180 nurses and 220 health workers – for job interview this year.
Of these applicants, only 57 nurses and 73 health workers will be accepted to fill up 130 vacancies in Japan.
Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said the schedule for interview of the Japan-bound health workers under the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) has been set for September 12 to 19.
The Japan International Corporation for Welfare Services (JICWELS) and representatives from health care facilities in Japan will conduct the interview for the Filipino nurses and health workers.
“The POEA (Philippine Overseas Employment Administration) had recently issued an advisory on the matter through the print and broadcast media, after the registration for the 5th batch of Filipino applicant nurses and care workers which were held from 1-27 August 2012,” said Baldoz.
This year, the JICWELS has requested for 180 nurses and 220 health workers for the job interview.
POEA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac said those who will qualify still have to undergo the six-month preparatory Japanese language training to be sponsored by the Japan Foundation.
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