Israel, PHL sign agreement allowing 1,000 Filipinos to work in Israel

Politics & Governance

Philippine Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III and Israeli Tourism Minister Yariv Levin on December 11 in Tel Aviv signed an agreement that will allow 1,000 Filipinos to work in hotels in Israel.

According to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv said the agreement, which was signed by Labor Secretray Silvestre Bello III and Israeli Tourism Minister Yariv Levin, will allow Filipino workers to work as cleaners in Israeli hotels.

“Ambassador to Israel Neal Imperial said as many as 1,000 jobs are expected to be generated by the agreement, which comes just three months after a landmark accord on Filipino caregivers was signed between the Philippines and Israel during the visit of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte in September,” DFA said.


DFA noted that based on the estimates of the Embassy, there are 28,000 Filipinos currently working in Israel.