The Department of Labour and Employment announced last Tuesday (October 23) that there may soon be 5,000 jobs in the hotel service industry to be opened to Filipinos, as shared in a report by GMA News.
According to the report, Israel has expressed preference for Filipino workers to fill in the positions in the identified sector. However, as of this time, there are no concrete guidelines or job orders available yet. Nevertheless, Labour Secretary Silvestre Bello III expects these formalities to be sorted out sometime in November.
DOLE: 5,000 Hotel Jobs in Israel Await Filipinos Soon
According to Bello, the pay for Filipinos working in Israel is “always good.” This is owing to the fact that Filipino caregivers in Israel earn between USD 1,350 to USD 2,000 a month on average. If this is indicative of how workers in the hotel sector will be paid, then it should be good news for a lot of Filipinos who wish to work in Israel.
As of this time, one of the requirements needed for those who wish to enter the hotel and restaurant industry is a certification from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), shared Bello.
As per the labour department, Japan and Germany have also opened job opportunities for Filipino workers.
Japanese Ambassador Koji Haneda shared that through the new visa status which Japan is planning to offer in early 2019, more skilled foreign workers will be able to get job opportunities in the Asian country starting next year.
For more information regarding the upcoming job openings in the abovementioned countries, the labour department said that interested applicants should be on the lookout for further notice from the department.
Also, the DOLE warned applicants against illegal recruiters and advised them to visit the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration’s website to see if a job order is legitimate, prior to pursuing an application.