Thousands of Jobs to Open in Japan for Filipinos by September 2018

Starting this September, thousands of jobs will be available for Filipinos in Japan! Isn’t that good news?

According to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), the jobs are available under the Technical Intern Training Program (TITP) which aims to accept workers as trainees.

By the first week of September, job orders will be released to accredited agencies, POEA Administrator Bernard Olalia revealed. The employment agency will know by then the exact number of workers that Japan would need for the program.

It will run into thousands, lalong-lalo na sa pagdating ng kanilang pagho-host ng Tokyo Olympics. They will need a lot of workers,” Olalia said, referring to Japan’s hosting of the 2020 Summer Olympics.

But Japan won’t only need workers to construct the stadiums and other sports venues for the Olympics, there is also a need to get workers for other fields, such as caregivers and factory or assembly line workers.

According to the POEA, there will be 77 types of jobs that will be made available for Filipino trainees.

While they are considered more as trainees rather than full-fledged workers, TITP participants will receive excellent compensation packages.

The report on ABS-CBN News revealed that caregivers, for example, will receive a salary of ¥160,000 (Php70,000).

All the jobs will be through accredited agencies of the POEA; there are 188 accredited agencies that will handle processing of these jobs. For the list of agencies as well as the jobs available, visit the nearest POEA office.

Be reminded, however, that applicants must first pass the language exams to be considered for the position. So, as early as now, start learning Japanese – the best way to do that is to enroll in a Japanese language school. You can even find one online.

Because this is a trainee program, workers are expected to return home after their contracts end. This is to allow other Filipinos to avail of the program and in line with the TITP’s main goal of training workers new skills which they can use back in their home countries.