POEA warns OFWs on job offers from a third country

Date Posted: October 27th, 2017 12:49 PM

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) yesterday advised Filipino workers who are presently employed overseas to be more careful about accepting offers of employment in another country.
The POEA has received reports of Filipino household service workers (HSWs) in Hong Kong, Singapore and Cyprus who were lured into transferring to another country like Dubai, Mongolia, Turkey and Russia but later found out the conditions of employment to be least ideal or worse, the offered jobs are non-existent.
The recruiters are mostly nationals of the third country who have Filipino partners in their illegal activities.
There are reports of workers who fell into this racket paying exorbitant fees for just being able to travel to the third country using tourist visa and even without assurance of employers waiting for them.
Reports also said those who found employment are sometimes abused by the employers, and for lack of proper work documents, the hapless workers were arrested and deported by immigration authorities.
Recruitment through a third country is considered illegal recruitment if neither the recruiter nor the employer has proper authorization from the Philippine government.
For their own protection, applicants for overseas jobs should have the appropriate work permit or visa or employment contract approved by the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) and processed by the POEA before leaving the country.

Created Nov 16th 2017, 17:02


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