As thousands of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Libya have been repatriated due to the unrest in the foreign country, 42 Tarlaquenos will fly to Japan to work there as lettuce farmers.
Public Employment Service Office (PESO) manager Maria Victoria Espino said the city government, in partnership with Nippon Human Resources Incorporated (NHRI), will send the 42 farmers to Nagoya, Japan with all expenses paid by their employers and to receive P45,000 monthly salary plus free board and lodging for six months.
The 42 workers have undergone basic Japanese language training in order to communicate well with their employers. During their training, they received an allowance of P375 a day for their transportation and other expenses.
Engineer Dan Navarro of NHRI said that they chose Tarlac City because they want to know if Tarlaquenos will excel in lettuce farming in Japan.
The NHRI is already 15 years in the business, sending Filipino workers in Japan, according to Navarro.
Mayor Ace Manalang congratulated the 42 farmers, who were chosen from 80 applicants.
One week before departure, the workers will undergo orientation not only for their work but for their safety while working in the foreign country. – PNA