14 Nepalis leaving for Israel jobs by mid-April: Govt

  • foreign employment
- Post Report, Kathmandu

Apr 5, 2016-

A total of 14 Nepali caregivers will be heading to Israel by mid-April in the first phase under the government-to-government deal, the Department of Foreign Employment (DoFE) said. 

According to the department, 60 caregivers selected for the job in Israel have completed all pre-departure requirements, including health check-up and training. 

The caregivers had recently completed the final training from an Israeli agency at the Sahara Care Centre in Bhaktapur. Those selected for the job include 49 women and 11 men between the age of 25 to 45. They were selected from a list of 139 applicants who met the requirements related to education, training, age and height. They had also taken a language test.

These caregivers will be the first lot of workers to go to Israel through a government-to-government channel since the host country stopped hiring Nepalis through recruitment agencies in April 2009.

Under the new initiative, aspiring workers will have to pay a maximum of Rs100,000 in expenses, including air ticket, health examination, insurance and welfare fund contribution. Israel is a popular job destination for Nepali women due to lucrative pay, safe working environment and low recruitment cost. A Nepali caregiver in Israel earns at least Rs100,000 each month.

Published: 05-04-2016 07:52

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