The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) through its government hiring facility has deployed the first batch of Filipino homebased caregivers to Israel.
A total of 48 from the 403 hired caregivers are set to arrive to Israel on July 28, 2021 to provide skilled caregiving assistance to the persons with disabilities (PWDs), including elderly disabled persons in the said country.
The other 355 hired Filipino caregivers will be deployed in the coming weeks.
“The deployment is in accordance to the existing bilateral labor agreement between the Philippines and Israel in 2018, which provides strengthened protection and employment opportunities to Filipino caregivers,” POEA Administrator Bernard Olalia said.
The said agreement safeguards Filipino caregivers from paying excessive fees from private agencies as the hiring and deployment of workers are under the government-to-government scheme.
Meanwhile, the POEA continues the recruitment of the homebased caregivers as the Population and Immigration Authority of the State of Israel signified its intention to recruit 5,000 more caregivers.