Japanese firms in PH to join jobs fair for returning nurses, caregivers

MANILA-- Over 35 Japanese companies based in the Philippines will participate in a job fair for returning Filipino nurses and caregivers on August 23 in Makati City.

In a statement, the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines said these are medical institutions and firms engaged in sectors like manufacturing and educated-related industries that are in need of Japanese-speaking Filipino staff.

The job fair would benefit returning Filipino nurses and caregivers who did not pass the national examinations to qualify for work in Japan under the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA).

JPEPA includes a framework on the movement of natural persons wherein Filipino nurses and caregivers are allowed to work in Japan on the condition they pass Japan's examination requirements.

In the past job fairs, some returnees were hired as company nurses, Japanese language teachers, interpreters and office staff.

Since 2012, the Embassy has held an annual job fair with Japanese companies and medical institutes to help the returning Filipino nurse and caregiver candidates to further utilize their skills and experiences acquired in Japan and to also strengthen the relationship between Japan and the Philippines.

The Embassy is accepting application for participants until August 11.

Source: Philippine News Agency