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.

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