News Release

Department of Labor and Employment

17 March 2019

 

Pinoys to get bulk of Japan jobs — Bello

 

Filipino workers may share more than a third of the 350,000 available jobs that Japan will open to foreign nationals with the effectivity next month of a law allowing new residence status to foreign workers.

 

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said skilled Filipino workers are among the preferred nationals in Japan with the potential of cornering more than 100,000 in fresh job opening in the Asian neighbor.

 

“Our workers may get at least 30 percent of available jobs to foreign nationals,” Bello said.

 

To govern the deployment of “specified skilled workers,” a memorandum of cooperation is set for signing on Tuesday in Tokyo between the labor department and Japan’s Ministries of Justice, Foreign Affairs, Health, Labor and Welfare and the National Police Agency.

 

Bello said the cooperation agreement will not just provide better opportunities but also enhance protection for skilled Filipino workers for deployment to Japan.

 

“This agreement, aside from providing better opportunities, is geared toward ensuring their protection by means of implementing a basic framework that will promote smooth and proper mechanisms in sending, accepting, and residence management of incoming specified skilled workers in Japan,” he said.

 

As defined in the agreement, specified skilled workers are those who possess certain expertise and skills and granted the status of residence of “Specified Skilled Worker”, by the government of Japan.

 

Among the specified skills include those in health care, building maintenance, food services, industrial machinery, electronics, food manufacturing, agriculture, hospitality, construction, shipbuilding, fisheries and aquaculture, parts and tooling and aviation.

 

Under the agreement, the shared areas for cooperation are streamlining of recruitment processes; examining mechanisms on accepting and supporting organizations and a specified skilled worker; providing guidance and supervision in the implementation of the system; sharing of information; establishing of a joint committee for resolution of issues and continued improvement of the system; administering examinations; and promoting the welfare and protection of Filipino skilled workers.

 

Serving as the country’s contact points once the agreement is signed are the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) for processing and accreditation; and Philippine Labor Overseas Labor Office (POLO) – Japan for verification of skilled workers’ documents, coordination onsite and welfare concerns.

 

The National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO), on the other hand, will be responsible for the reintegration of returning specified skilled workers. –Tim Laderas

 

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Maraming trabaho sa Japan ang nakalaan para sa manggagawang Pilipino – Bello

 

Malaking bahagi ng 350,000 bakanteng trabaho sa Japan ang bubuksan sa mga banyangang manggagawa ang nakalaaan sa mga manggagawang Pilipino na magiging epektibo sa susunod na buwan sa batas na papayagan ang bagong residence status sa mga banyagang manggagawa.

 

Sinabi ni Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III na kabilang ang mga skilled Filipino workers sa mga nasyonal na pipiliin ng Japan para sa mahigit 100,000 bagong trabaho na bubuksan sa karatig-bansa sa Asya.

 

“Tinatayang 30 porsiyento ang maaaring ilaan sa ating manggagawa sa mga bakanteng trabahong iaalok sa mga banyagang nasyonal,” ani Bello.

 

Nakatakdang lagdaan ang memorandum of cooperation na magtatakda para sa pagdedeploy ng “specified skilled worker,” sa Martes sa Tokyo sa pagitan ng labor department at ng Ministry of Justice, Foreign Affairs, Health, Labor and Welfare at ng National Police Agency ng Japan.

 

Sinabi ni Bello na ang cooperation agreement ay hindi lamang magbibigay ng magandang oportunidad, ito rin ay magpapalakas sa proteksiyon ng skilled Filipino worker na madedeploy sa Japan.

 

“Ang kasunduang ito, maliban sa pagbibigay ng magandang oportunidad, tinitiyak din nito ang kanilang proteksiyon sa pamamagitan ng basic framework na magpapatupad sa maayos na mekanismo ng pagpapadala, pagtanggap, at ang pangangasiwa sa matitirhan ng mga padating na specified skilled worker sa Japan,” aniya.

 

Sa nakasaad sa kasunduan, ang specified skilled worker ay iyong may tiyak na kakayahan at nakatanggap ng residence status na “Specified Skilled Worker”, mula sa pamahalaan ng Japan.

 

Kabilang sa mga specified skills ay iyong nasa health care, building maintenance, food services, industrial machinery, electronics, food manufacturing, agriculture, hospitality, construction, shipbuilding, fisheries and aquaculture, parts and tooling at aviation.

 

Sa ilalim ng kasunduan, ang mga bahagi ng kooperasyon ay ang pag-streamline ng recruitment process, pagsuri ng mekanismo sa pagtanggap at pagsuporta sa mga organisasyon ng specified skilled worker, pagsubaybay at pangangasiwa sa implementasyon ng sistema, pagbabahagi ng impormasyon; pagtatatag ng joint committee sa pagresolba ng mga usapin at ang patuloy na pagsasaayos ng sistema; pangangasiwa ng pagsusulit; at pagtataas ng kagalingan at proteksiyon ng Filipino skilled worker.

 

Naatasan ang Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) sa pag-proseso at akreditasyon; at ang Philippine Labor Overseas Labor Office (POLO) – Japan sa beripikasyon ng mga dokumento ng manggagawa, onsite coordination at usaping pangkagalingan.

 

Ang National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO), sa kabilang banda, ang mangangasiwa para sa reintegrasyon ng mga babalik na specified skilled worker. END/ Tim Laderas/gmea

 

 

 

 

 

 

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