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Oct
21
2013

Info for OFWs: Cost of Working in Korea through EPS

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Do you want to work in the manufacturing industry of South Korea? Then you need to apply through the Employment Permit System (EPS) that is handed by the POEA and Korea’s  Ministry of Labor where applicants need to pass a language exam (EPS-TOPIK) to be included in the roster of applicants.

Aside from knowing the procedures of the EPS system, the aspiring OFW should also be aware how much money does he or she needs to prepare for the applicaiton pocrss. Check out this information from POEA:

  1. Test of Proficiency in Korean: USD24,00

2. Preliminary Training

  • 45-hour refresher course: Php729.00
  • EPS-Orientation/PDOS-      Free

3. Re-Medical Exam: Php1,500

4. E-Receipt/OEC

  • POEA Processing Fee: USD50.00
  • OWWA Fee:  USD25.00
  • Philhealth: Php1,200
  • Pag-ibig Contribution: Php100

5. Visa-fee: Php2,250.00

6. Airfare:  Php11,000-Php13,000
in case of chartered flight; Php16,000

7. Pocket Money : USD150

 

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Sep
9
2013

Language Center Helps You Prepare for EPS-KLT or TOPIK

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Filipino workers who wish to work in the manufacturing industry of South Korea must undergo the Employment Permit System- Korean Language test (EPS-KLT) or Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK). To ensure a passing rate for the said language tests, the Asphodel Korean Language Center can help.

It is an Institution offering classes from Basic, Intermediate to Advance Courses. Their curriculum emphasizes Korean language acquisition through immersion as well as rigorous teaching methods of their highly specialized Instructors.
Their main purpose is to facilitate Korean Language learning to those aspiring to work in South Korea, also for those who have worked there and still want to go back for a greener pastures.

They guarantee 100% chance of passing the EPS and CBT examinations, free remedial Classes to students who are unable to pass the examinations and special review classes to all students.

 Know more about Asphodel and its services here: http://www.ofwguide.com/asphodel/

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Published in: OFW Tips and Guides
Dec
29
2012

POEA Opens Computer Facility for Korean Test

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With the aim to make the qualifying process for Employment Permit System (EPS)-Korea faster, a computer-based testing facility for the required Korean language test is now available at the main building of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) in Mandaluyong City.

The launching of the testing facility was led by officials of the POEA, Labor Department and Human Resources Department of Korea through its EPS Center in Manila.

The new facility can accommodate up to 40 examinees at a time and has a total area of 238 square meters. The construction of this new facility took Php4.5 million.

According to the head of POEA, Hans Leo J. Cacdac, the new facility would replace the usual paper-based exam which had been held in the country for 8 times since 2005.

The CBT can only be used by former EPS workers who had finished their contracts in Korea and wish to work there again.

 

 

 

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Published in: OFW News
Nov
27
2010

POEA Notice to 7th Korean Language Test (KLT) Passers

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After releasing the list of successful examinees in the recently concluded 7th Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK), the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) released an advisory to remind the 4,744 who pass the Korean Language Test to immediately submit to POEA their fit to work medical certification from any DOH-accredited clinic for their names to be included in the List of Jobseekers for EPSKorea.

The POEA announcement congratulates those who got a passing mark and informed that the 4,744 figure represents 46% of the total 10,262 examinees. Two of the examinees got a perfect score of 200 points. They are Melanie M. Maninang and Charito V. Caballero, which both took the examination in Bacolor, Pampanga.

The 7th KLT was conducted last November 14 at the following cities: Manila, Baguio City, Cebu City and Davao City.

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Published in: Hot Destinations, OFW News
Nov
25
2010

10,000 Jobs For OFWs in South Korea

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This year, South Korea announced that they are in need of 10,000 foreign workers to fill up vacant positions for the following industries: textile, food, electronics, chemical and metal. Since they prefer Filipino workers, they said that they will be accepting even applicants without work experience and those who were only able to finished secondary education. The news report cites that jobs in Souh Korea offer a higher salary than other countries that offer same jobs.

Read full article about job opportunities for OFWs in South Korea.

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