Filipinos are in demand, as professional housekeepers are being hired in Japan. This is a great opportunity for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who would like to work abroad and earn.

Japan opens its way to more OFWs job in their country.

Image from Magsaysay Global

The Filipinos in there will no longer be called Domestic Helpers but Professional Housekeepers, and as professionals, they will be paid for their overtime work since only 8 hours is the required time of duty a day.

The difference as well with Domestic Helpers from Professional Housekeepers is the room they will stay. Professional Housekeepers are not stay-in to their employer's house.

Jocelyn Sanchez, Deputy Administrator of Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), said to GMA News that 'Domestic Helper/s' is a vulnerable skills while Professional Helper/s is their highest level. Ritsuko Ito, Senior Manager of Nichii Gakkan Co. Ltd., shared they want to procure Filipinos in view of their 'extraordinary inspiration to work'.

Enrollment firm Magsaysay Global shared that maids in Japan is viewed as an expert employment with a month to month pay extending from ₱40,000 to ₱55,000.

Before working in Japan as Professional Housekeepers, the aspiring ones study for 2 months about Japan's language, their culture, how to cook their food, and of course housekeeping.

It would be better if Filipinos knows the culture as per Paolo Guevara, President of Magsaysay Center for Hospitality and Culinary Arts, since they will be able to use it on their daily lives in Japan.

It is also important for the Filipinos to know the architectural structure of Japan's houses for them to familiarize and have the knowledge on how to clean things.

Jocelyn added that this would be a good option for Filipinos who may love to take this than sending themselves to Middle East.