Filipino nurses and caregivers aspiring to work in Japan may now register online.
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration said Friday “applicants need not go to the POEA office because they can already register at www.eregister.poea.gov.ph.”
POEA chief Jennifer Manalili said applicants should wait for POEA e-mail for further instructions and only those who meet the minimum qualification shall receive the notification through e-mail.
Those who qualify, Manalili said, will have to submit the POEA e-mail notification and other necessary documents at the POEA main office in Mandaluyong or its nearest office in their respective regions.
Applicants for nursing positions must prepare their resumé, valid passport, college diploma, transcript of records, employment certificate indicating at least three years’ hospital experience, board certificate, and Professional Regulation Commission identification card.
Manalili said Japanese employers would shoulder the placement fee and language training for those who qualify.
Earlier, the POEA announced that Japan is hiring at least 1,000 Filipino nurses and caregivers in the next two years. Deployment will start by the end of April or early May.
Manalili said those who qualify for the jobs would undergo six months of language and culture training in Japan during which they will receive an allowance of $400 or more than P21,000.
After the training, Filipino nurses and caregivers are allowed to stay in Japan for three years to work in hospitals and other medical facilities.
During the three-year period, Filipino nurses can take the Japanese licensure examination.
Filipino caregivers will receive a monthly salary of $1,600, while nurses will get higher pay. – Mayen Jaymalin, Sheila Crisostomo, Philippine Star