(UPDATED) Middle eastern country of Israel is looking for 1,000 Filipino hotel housekeepers, and hiring will only be through Philippine Overseas Employment Agency.
Ambassador of Israel to the Philippines Rafael Harpaz said that they are ready to accept Filipino workers through a government-to-government agreement.
“In November, finally we are going to start the process of having Filipinos coming to work in the tourism industry,” said Harpaz.
Administrator Bernard P. Olalia said the governments of Israel and the Philippines have signed an agreement on December 11, 2018 designating POEA as the sole entity primarily responsible for the recruitment and deployment of the Filipino hotel workers.
The hotel workers will receive monthly salary of up to P78,000.
“The workers will be working in an established hotel, hotels with good reputation, either as a room boy, laundry worker, or housekeepers in their establishment,” said Olalia.
POEA will release official announcement regarding the requirements through their website, but applicants who meet the following qualifications and other preconditions set by the Israeli government may now register online through eservices.poea.gov.ph: A Filipino citizen, has competently passed TESDA assessment and certification and has acquired National Certificate Level 2 (NCII) on housekeeping, at least 25 years of age, never previously worked in Israel, does not have parents, a spouse or children currently working or residing in Israel;
Applicants must also have NBI clearance, physically and mentally healthy – does not suffer from diseases of from chronic medical conditions including (but not limited to) tuberculosis, hepatitis, syphilis, gonorrhea, and AIDS; and capable of physically demanding hotel housekeeping work; declare that he/she is diligent, service oriented, pays attention to details and has a polite manner, and have good English language skills.
Olalia emphasized that inclusion in the registry does not guarantee selection for work in Israel.
Israel will randomly select no more than 75 percent of the qualified workers in the final database of applicants. In addition, the maximum number of selected applicants shall in no case be more than 1,000 workers.
He added that no recruitment fees shall be collected from the applicants at any stage of the recruitment process but they will be responsible for paying for airfare as well as clearances and other processing fees.
Qualified Applicants should register online at www.poea.gov.ph or eservices.poea.gov.ph/Home and personally submit the following documents at the Manpower Registry Division, Ground Floor, Blas F. Ople Bldg. (formerly POEA Bldg.), Ortigas Avenue corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City (fastened in a folder and properly labeled with RSF No., Applicant’s Name, Position Applied For, Country of Destination,
PEOS Online Number and E-Registration Number):
With TESDA NCII Certification on Housekeeping
At least 25 years of age
Never previously worked in Israel
Does not have parent/s, spouse or children currently working or residing in Israel
NBI Clearance – six (6) months from the date of issuance
Physically and mentally healthy, does not suffer from diseases or from chronic medical conditions including (but not limited to) tuberculosis, hepatitis, syphilis, gonorrhea and AIDS; and is capable of physically demanding hotel housekeeping work in Israel.
Unified Multi-purpose ID (UMID)
Passport (valid for at least three (3) years)
They declare that they are diligent, service oriented, pay attention to details and have a polite manner.
Good English language skills to communicate in English with hotel management and guests.
Printed copy of Worker’s Information Sheet/E-Registration (register at http://eservices.poea.gov.ph)
For interested applicants, POEA a three (3) day e-registration process on October 29, 30 and 31, 2019. Applicants are required to present their original documents for authentication of written information before forwarding the same to the employer. Only those with complete documents will be accepted.
IMPORTANT: For complete details of this job opportunity, please read this POEA recruitment specification form: http://www.poea.gov.ph/vacancies/files/190024.pdf
Beware of illegal recruiters
Olalia said Filipino jobseekers should avoid offers of employment from illegal recruiters who may take advantage of the reported 1,000 hotel housekeeping jobs for Filipino workers in Israel. Again, hiring is only through POEA.
The Administrator advised the public to verify with the POEA any reported job vacancies and report suspicious recruitment activities whether committed in person or using social media platforms to the POEA Illegal Recruitment Branch at 722-11-92 or at the POEA hotline numbers 722-11-44 and 722-11-55.