There may soon be 5,000 openings for Filipino hotel workers in Israel, the Department of Labor said Tuesday.
A report by JP Soriano on Balitanghali said that Israel has expressed a preference for Filipinos to fill these job positions.
There are no job orders or guidelines yet, but Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III expects these to be ironed out in November.
“The pay is always very good. You know naman that our caregivers are receiving $1,350 to $2,000 a month…Probably [the hotel workers] will have the same emoluments,” he said.
Certificates from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) are among the requirements for applicants who want to enter the hotel and restaurant industry.
Gerson Hernandez, an HRM Tesda student, said that the training is hard, “pero kung gusto mo, kayang-kaya naman po,” he said. He also mentioned that he wants to work abroad because of the good compensation.