I believe this is worth the read :).
THE Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) is urging jobseekers to take the necessary time to study the 10 Commandments Against Illegal Recruiters to avoid being victimized by illegal recruiters.
In an advisory, Dole Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz noted how important for an applicant to be informed on how to determine and deal with illegal recruiters. “It would help if they familiarize themselves with the modus operandi of illegal recruiters to avoid becoming victims of recruitment scams and fake job offers,” Baldoz said.
The Ten Commandments against illegal recruiters are as follows:
1. Do not apply at recruitment agencies not licensed by POEA
2. Do not deal with licensed agencies without job orders
3. Do not deal with any person who is not an authorized representative of a licensed agency
4. Do not transact business outside the registered address of the agency. If recruitment is conducted in the province, check if the agency has a provincial recruitment authority
5. Do not pay more than the allowed placement fee. It should be equivalent to one month salary, exclusive of documentation and processing costs.
6. Do not pay any placement fee unless you have a valid employment contract and an official receipt
7. Do not be enticed by ads or brochures requiring you to reply to a Post Office (P.O.) Box, and to enclose payment for processing of papers
8. Do not deal with training centers and travel agencies, which promise overseas employment
9. Do not accept a tourist visa
10. Do not deal with fixers.
She said other information regarding illegal recruitment is shown in the website of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). The labor chief said it is important that job applicants employ extra vigilance in dealing with illegal recruiters given its prevalence these days.
“I am once again calling on jobseekers, especially to those who would want to pursue a career abroad, to be vigilant and alert in their dealings with recruitment firms,” she said. “There are a lot of tempting offers to work abroad, some of them are legitimate and real, but there are still those who are taking advantage of other people through illegal recruitment. That’s why we are strongly encouraging everyone to meticulously examine the recruitment agency and the persons they are dealing with before handing them over their hard-earned money,” she added. http://www.sunstar.com.ph/breaking-news/2012/04/02/ofws-told-study-10-commandments-vs-illegal-recruiters-214463
I hope hindi kayo magsawa sa mga reminders natin.