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Sep
15
2014

Wage Increase to Benefit OFWs in South Korea

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A 7.1 percent minimum wage increase is hope to benefit more than 35, 000 Filipino workers in South Korea next year once it is approved by the Korean Minister of Employment and Labor.

This good news about the wage increase was informed by Seoul Labor Attaché Felicitas Bay to Philippine Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz, right after it was passed by Minimum Wage Council Chairman Park Jun-sung during the 7th plenary session.
Workers, including OFWs, under the Employment Permit System (EPS) will receive 5, 580 Korean won per hour or US$5.5 once it is applied starting January 1 until December 31, 2015.

EPS is the program selected by the Korean government to accept non-professional foreign workers in its small and medium industries under a transparent and efficient process of selecting, sending and receiving foreign workers through a government-to-government agreement.

According to Secretary Baldoz, the wage hike was decided based on the average wake hikes by collective bargaining agreements or CBAs and income distribution improvement rates, that indicates the wage level of workers belonging in a same category.

But not all can benefit from this wage increase. Those working in family business and living in the same residence, seafarers governed by the Seafarers Act, domestic workers, and those who do limited work because of physical or mental abilities are not covered by the salary changes, except if their exclusion is permitted by their Minister of Employment and Labor.

Seoul Labor Attaché Felicitas Bay added that the South Korea’s Minimum Wage Council will have to submit the wage proposal to the Minister of Employment and Labor for the purpose of public announcement and to be able to give the workers’ and employers’ representatives a 10-day adjustment period for any objections.

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Sep
12
2014

Pinay Nurse from Saudi tested negative for MERS-CoV

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Contrary to what was earlier reported by the Department of Health or DOH, the pinay nurse from Saudi Arabia is tested negative for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). This is after the result of test from Research Institute for Tropical Medicine or RITM came back.

The 37-year old Filipina nurse who arrived in the Philippines last August 28, worked at an intencive care unit of a provincial hospital in Saudi Arabia. She was checked up and swabbed after showing symptoms like fever, cough and colds before leaving Saudi. But she returned to the Philippines even before she got the result.

When the Pinay nurse was informed that she was positive for MERS-CoV, the Philippine health authorities did another examination for confirmation. She was discharged from the Southern Philippines Medical Center in Davao City where she was quarantined right away, after the RITM s examination came back negative.

 
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Sep
11
2014

Job fair for repatriated OFWs to be held in Lingayen

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The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Region I will hold a job fair for repatriated OFWs this weekend at the Provincial Employment Service Office (PESO) in Pangasinan. This special job fair will be held on September 12-13, 2014.

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Pangasinan Regional Director Grace Ursua reported to DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz of the planned job fair led by Pangasinan PESO Manager Alex Ferrer. Pangasinan PESO said they had invited local companies and overseas placement agencies that charges no placement fees to join the special job fair, which aims to ‘provide employment services to OFWs displaced due to crisis or emergency situations in Libya, Syria, Israel, Iraq and other countries’.

DOLE Secretary Baldoz hailed the DOLE Regional Office and PESO Pangasinan for taking the action to hold the job fair adding that it will be helpful for OFWs who are looking for other jobs whether locally or overseas after what they’ve been through.

 

For more overseas jobs, you can also visit www.workabroad.ph

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Sep
10
2014

Job Openings for Malaysia

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Are you looking for job vacancies in Malaysia? Well, you are in luck because we’ve collected latest job openings for Malaysia from different POEA licensed agencies. All you need to do is just browse the list below and click the one you are interested with to view more information.

If you want to look for other job openings in other countries abroad from POEA licensed agencies, simply visit www.workabroad.ph.

 

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Sep
10
2014

Recruitment Agencies with Poor Repatriation Named

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The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration or POEA released the names of the 50 recruitment agencies who had failed to help in repatriating distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

POEA administrator Hans Leo Cacdac named these agencies in his Facebook post saying that ‘the recruiters had displayed poor judgment in terms of complying with their promise to repatriate distressed OFWs’ and added that (POEA) ‘will docket cases against them with orders of preventive suspension imposed upon those in top ten’.

Below is the list of the 50 recruitment agencies, the top 6 already cancelled by POEA.

1. Asmara International Placement Agency, Inc.
2. World Production Intl Manp Corp
3. Al-Masiya Overseas Placement Agency Inc.
4. Realworld Corporation
5. Dalandan International Manpower Inc.
6. Nawras Manpower Services, Inc.
7. Philtrade International Manpower Services
8. Asean Management & Technical Services, Inc.
9. The Lamplight International Manpower Services Inc.
10. Aisis International Manpower, Inc.
11. Al-Ahram International Group Services, Inc.
12. ASAP-Placement Intl. Corp
13. Elbeitam Management Services, Inc.
14. Jamal Human Resource Internationale
15. Wanda Resources and Manp Corp
16. Wavex Management Services Inc.
17. Al-Awa’el Intenational Manpower Inc.
18. Futuristic International Artist (FIA) Promotion Corp.
19. Acclaimed One Manpower and Recruitment Services
20. First Step Manpower Int’l. Services Inc.
21. Goldmine Int’l Rect Agency
22. Meccaj Manpower Intl Svcs
23. Mi Amore International Services, Inc.
24. Miss Talent Management Services, Inc.
25. Rochart Global Resource Center
26. Samarec Services Master Placement Agency Co
27. Samba Master Recruitment Service
28. Saranay Philippines Inc.
29. ABC Manpower Agency Inc.
30. Al-Habib International Services Corporation
31. Crystal Falah-ville International Manpower Services Inc.
32. Helal Manpower Agency
33. House of Skilled Workers Intl Manpower Services Corp.
34. Kimobo International Personnel Services Inc.
35. Kougen International Promotion
36. Nouveau Riche International Recruitment Services
37. Osims Oriental Skills Intl Manp Svcs Inc.
38. Philglobal Manpower Development Corporation
39. Ridzkey Human Resources Intenational Services
40. White Wings Manpower Exponent
41. A.B.U. Talent Management Inc.
42. Al Rafedain Manpower Intl Corporation
43. Al Taka Manpower Services, Inc.
44. AP International Staffbuilders Inc.
45. Awas Manpower Services Inc.
46. Dobim Intenational Manpower Services
47. Hikari Management International Inc.
48. Jardy Internationa Promotion Agency
49. MMS Asia Group Resource Corporation
50. Muraken International Manpower Services

 

 

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