Japan to Hire Filipino Nurses, Care Workers

MANILA – The Japan International Corporation of Welfare Services (JICWELS) needs qualified Filipino nurses and care workers, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) announced on its website.

POEA, through its government hiring facility, is currently accepting applications to fill up the 43 nurse (kangoshi) and 300 care worker (kaigofukushishi) vacancies for Japan.

The deadline of submission of applications in POEA regional offices is on Dec. 15, and Dec. 18 for applicants in the POEA Central Office.

According to POEA, nurse applicants must be a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (with active PRC license), and has a minimum of three years hospital work experience. While care worker applicants must be a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (with or without PRC license), or any four-year course but should submit TESDA National Certificate II in Caregiving (NC II). They must be motivated and committed to work and study as candidate for "kaigofukushishi" and “kangoshi” to obtain a National License in Japan.

All applicants are required to undergo a total of 12 months intensive Japanese Language Training before working.

POEA said that qualified applicants should register online at or and personally submit the detailed resume and other original documents at the Manpower Registry Division, Ground Floor, Blas F. Ople Bldg. (formerly POEA Bldg.), Ortigas Avenue corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City.

Those who have a previous record of entry in Japan either as a candidate “kangoshi” and “kaigofukushishi” under the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) or technical internship trainee shall not be accepted, the POEA reminded. - Florenda Corpuz