As they say, it is really hard to work and earn a decent income abroad. But with proper training and dedication, you can eventually provide enough for your family.
Maria Del Bago, computer science graduate, belongs to the 26 experienced cleaners meticulously selected by Pasona Group Inc. She is undergoing a rigid training on the proper way to bow, understand high-tech toilet instructions and clean the traditional floor matting in Japan which is tatami.
Bago and her co-trainees will hopefully start working in Japan this Spring, after successfully undergoing 400 hours of skills and language training.
According to Bago, this is her way to adjust much easily to the work she is about to partake and avoid culture shock.
The slowly increasing admission of overseas cleaners to Kanagawa, Osaka and Tokyo mains to make housekeeping much affordable and soon engage Japanese women enter the workforce. The current labor force is collapsing by 65 million and will again collapse by 40% by 2060.
According to former economy minister, Heizo Takenaka, Japan’s housekeeping program will uplift their economy in the incoming years.
The new visa category states that cleaners should be employed by agencies in a full time basis, be paid same as their Japanese co-workers, and will be given their own accommodation. These cleaners should also have the ability to speak Japanese language.
Japan is currently undergoing maid shortage for the past years. Though the number of foreign workers were doubled from 2008 to 2015, they are mainly employed in manufacturing areas.
Source : Bloomberg