Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year

To all of the readers and supporters of this blog, I wish you a Happy New Year! May the new year brings us prosperity and happiness in our life.


Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Attention vacationing OFWs from Greece

The Ministry of Public Order in Greece announced on November 20, 2006 that immigrant workers who have applied for renewal but are still waiting to be
issued their residence permit may leave Greece any day after December 15, 2006 and return before January 30, 2006.

Upon returning to Greece, the worker shall present to the Greek immigration
a valid passport; the residence permit that has expired; and the Veveosi, the document issued to the immigrant indicating that he/she has applied for
renewal of residence permit.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Foreign-based placement agencies not allowed to recruit Filipino workers for Spain

Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has issued a warning in job-seekers who plan to work in Spain. According to POEA, the job-seekers are advised not to be misled by “recruitment brokers”. The Spanish Government has not authorized any placement agency outside the Philippines to recruit Filipino Workers.

Under the “Proyecto Piloto” only Philippine based recruitment agencies are allowed to deploy OFW to Spain. In a Memorandum of Understanding with Spain the point of hiring and issuance of entry visas and work permits are exclusively in the Philippines.

To get a list of Licensed Philippine Recruitment Agency you may visit:

I think this warning should also be issued to all countries and not only to Spain since it is included in the POEA law that OFW's are not allowed to transfer place of employment unless their documention is again process by the POEA. Processing of OFW docs can only be done here in the Philippines.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Jobs Available in Jordan

Below is the link to know what jobs are available in Jordan. The link is from poea.

If you are still having doubts call the POEA Hotline. Better careful than sorry.

For the latest job opening abroad you may visit Philippine Recruitment Agency

Jordan accepts domestic helpers only

According to Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Jordan only allows domestic helpers in their needed labor market. They are not accepting sales ladies, nurses and hotel staffs. This notification issued by POEA to forewarned applicants of recruitment agencies recruiting for Jordan.

For more information: visit

Friday, October 27, 2006

No recruitment of nurses and caregivers to Japan yet

PRESS RELEASE August 12, 2006

Administrator Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday said the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement was signed already but the recruitment of nurses and caregivers to Japan is yet to start even as she warned jobseekers to be wary of illegal recruiters who may take advantage of them.

Baldoz said recruitment will begin upon finalization of the memorandum of understanding between Philippines and Japan that will define the system of recruitment of Filipino nurses and caregivers to Japan.

The administrator said she is confident the MOU will be finished very soon since almost all issues relating to the selection and deployment of our workers, and the selection and qualification of Japanese employers have been resolved already.

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi signed the trade agreement in Helsinki, which included the admission of 1,000 nurses and caregivers into Japan.

Candidates for the jobs will be selected by the Philippine government through POEA and study the Japanese language for six months in Japan before they receive on-the-job training. Within the 3 years OJT given to nurses and 4 years to caregivers, they should pass the stringent Japan qualification exams to allow them to work in Japan for a longer term otherwise they will have to go home.

Baldoz explained that under the proposed MOU, the recruitment and deployment of nurses and caregivers will be implemented by the POEA through its government-to-government hiring system and without the intervention by any private person or entity, including licensed agencies.

"We tried to negotiate for the participation of the private sector, but Japan stood firm on its position considering that this is the first kind and they want to make sure that there will be no problem in its implementation", Baldoz added.

Baldoz said the terms of the proposed MOU will be very cost-friendly to the accepted workers – without placement fee, free airfare, and free six months language training in Japan.

Baldoz said the POEA will soon announce the start of the recruitment process. She also warned jobseekers to avoid being victimized by illegal recruiters by not dealing with any person or office other than the POEA in their application for jobs in Japan.

source: POEA

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Latest Job Openings in Jordan and Malaysia


Saudi Jordanian Investment Company (Jordan)
Mechanical Engineers
Electrical Engineers
Pastry Chefs
Production Staffs

Starweb Group (Malaysia)

You may visit the full list at
For employers you may send your latest job openings for free at or visit

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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

POEA Advisory

Beware of fake jobs in Ghana

Jobseekers are warned against accepting offers by some groups and individuals for 'employment' in Ghana. The Philippine Embassy in Nigeria has reported that some Filipinos have been victimized already by these illegal recruiters, paying for non-existent jobs. At present, deployment to Ghana has been minimal, averaging to only 50 workers per year and were mostly administrative and managerial staff.

POEA closes 19 travel agencies, puts 50 persons in blacklist

The POEA issued closure orders against the following travel agencies which were involved in recruitment of Filipino workers for overseas jobs: Grandeur Travel and Tours, Mabalacat, Pampanga; Easy Travel Agency, Mandaluyong City; 1021 Travel and Tours, World Flight Travel and Tours, ASA Ventures and Enterprises, ASL Express Travel, Inc., American Dream Travel and Tours, CSEJ Travel and Tours, all in Quezon City; Topaz Travel and Tours and RCC Travels and Tours in Pasay City; Lagundi Travel and Tours, Rymek Enter Inc./Melon Travel and Tours, Embassy Travel and Tours, Gem Travel and Tours, Top make Agency/ Roman Travel and Tours/Corinthian Travel and Tours, Fernandez Travel and Tours, Mt. Sinai Travel and Tours and Denmark Travel and Tours, located in Ermita and Malate, Manila. Under Article 26 of the Labor Code of the Philippines, travel agencies and airline companies were prohibited from engaging in the business of recruitment and placement of workers for overseas employment.