Filipinos who are looking to work in another country might be ecstatic with the news about to be in. Israel, one of the countries Filipinos yearn to work for, is looking for Filipino workers approximately 1,000 Filipino workers in the hotel industry.
Due to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III’s signed agreement with the DOLE counterpart in Israel, they’re now open to more Filipinos working in their country. Tourism Minister Yariv Levin gave a thumbs up and signed the agreement last 10th of December, 2018.
If you think that they’re just looking for 1,000 Filipino workers in the hotel industry, think again. Other than the hotel workers, the agreement signed will also give benefit to Filipino caregivers in Israel. It may not be of employment, but to give consideration to the lucrative placement fees and other fees charged to Filipino workers. The agreement said that if it won’t get eliminated, it will be drastically reduced.
Bello said that Israel prefers Filipino workers because of their ability and their experience.
The Israeli government is opening 1,000 jobs in the hotel industry for OFWs. They have an extreme demand for hotel cleaners. Although there are other interested countries who would like to send migrant workers, the Israelis prefer Filipinos due to their experience with our caregivers.”
Applicants who are qualified can look forward to a basic salary in the ranges of $1, 200.00. However, this figure is subject to POEA guidelines and changes but the existing average monthly wage of caregivers is at $1, 350.00.
Levin said that getting 1,000 Filipino workers would be extremely helpful in the current staff shortage that their country has. Despite tourism growth and improvements, they are yet to expand in terms of manpower which then leads to them needing workers from different countries. In addition to that, Levin also said that the primary complication in their hotel industry is labor shortage. With the agreement, the quota of foreign workers, Filipino workers in particular will increase. Levin is with high hopes that this move will resolve the labor shortage in both their cleaning and housekeeping labor problems.
Other than Israel, Malta, Germany, China, Japan, and Russia has also expressed their interest in hiring Filipino workers to work in their country. Whether it’s in the hotel industry, or others, they’re looking for Filipino workers because of our expertise and experience.