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: http://www.poea.gov.ph/cgi-bin/agSearch.asp

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.


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