Filipino Skilled Workers in High Demand Among Japanese Employers
PHILIPPINES. The Manila Times (10 February 2023) - Over 80 Japanese employers are seeking to hire more Filipino skilled workers, citing their excellent work ethic and friendly disposition, the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) said.
Migrant Workers Secretary Susan "Toots" Ople said the Japanese employers attended a consultation meeting organized by the Migrant Workers Office in Osaka City headed by Labor Attaché Elizabeth Estrada.
"The general sentiment among Japanese employers is that Filipino workers brightened up their workplaces and are highly reliable and trainable," Ople said in a statement on Thursday.
She disclosed that employers prefer having more Filipino workers in their companies.
The meeting with employers was followed by a dialogue with workers employed in Japan under the Technical Internship Training Program (TITP) and Special Skilled Worker (SSW) programs.