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Nov
21
2014

A Chance for Filipino Doctors and Nurses to work in KSA

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Filipino healthcare workers who desires of working abroad may find great opportunity in Saudi Arabia.

KSA’s Ministry of Economy and Planning announces that Saudi Arabia urgently needed at least 10, 000 doctors and 20, 000 nurses for its public hospitals and health centers by the end of the year.

Saudi Arabia targets to create one health center per 7,000 people in various parts of the kingdom, emphasizing the need to build around 3,000 new health centers to address the shortage of health services for citizens.

Saudi’s Health Ministry was criticized for its poor health services, adding that their centralized system often fails to make right decisions.

With this demand for 30,000 doctors and nurses, Filipino healthcare workers may find this as their lucky chance to work abroad and earn higher salary, as what most OFWs seek for.

It is now time to prepare those necessary documents for working abroad and check POEA-licensed recruitment agencies for job hiring’s.  But OFWs must remember to be careful when dealing with recruitment agencies.

 

Guides for OFWs:

How to Schedule a DFA Passport Appointment Online

Work Abroad 101 (A Useful Q&A for Filipinos)

Dealing with Recruitment Agencies

Dealing with Recruitment Agencies part2

 

Overseas job openings for Filipino nurses in Saudi Arabia.

 

Inspiring stories of Filipino Nurses from Saudi Arabia

Pinay Nurses Sent Off with Praises by Saudi Hospital

The Pinay Nurse’s Way to Success

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Nov
18
2014

Overseas Job Seekers Target by Online Scams

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Once again, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration or POEA had reiterated its warning for Filipino jobseekers who wants to work abroad.

Online scams are seen prevalent on most social media accounts like Facebook.  POEA Anti-Illegal Recruitment Department lawyer Rosemari Duquez said that these types of online scams can be easily distinguished because of the discrepancies it promises to Filipino jobseekers.

According to Duquez, these social media scams usually:

  • Promise quick deployment;
  •  no experience needed;
  • no license required;
  • no placement or processing fees;
  • Hassle-free processing of their documents for working abroad.

Such social media scams intend to victimize Filipino jobseekers who want to work as nurses and caregivers in countries like Canada and Australia.  Many Filipinos are enticed to grab the offer because these first-world countries are rich and known to give higher salaries and better benefits.

POEA also said that companies or agencies behind these scams can only be reached through email and was not in POEA’s list of accredited agencies.

POEA further explained that all overseas Filipino workers or OFWs need to go through strict deployment so that the Philippine government can protect them against forms of injustices abroad.

The name of the recruitment agency, what their overseas jobs would be, and the name of the employer should be checked on POEA’s website to confirm their legality. POEA’s mobile application can also be downloaded to have access anywhere you are with your smartphone.

Filipino jobseekers and OFWs dealing directly with companies abroad are reminded that they still have to process their documents with POEA for issuance of job permits and to be documented overseas workers.

 

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POEA Bares an Email Scam that Recruits Medical Workers to Singapore

Other helpful articles:

How to Identify Overseas Job Scams

Easy Way to Know if an Email Job Offer is a Scam

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Published in: OFW News, OFW Warnings
Nov
11
2014

OFWs can soon avail Credit Assistance from OWWA

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After the suspension of the terminal fee integration by the Pasay RTC, good news is an early Christmas present for OFWs.

Here’s wonderful news, OFWs! The House of Representatives has approved the third and final reading of the house bill which creates a credit assistance program for overseas Filipino workers.

Named House Bill 4985 or the Overseas Workers Credit Assistance Act, this bill is set to create a credit assistance program for OFWs which will help them in paying for recruitment fees and other payments made during their pre-employment.

OWWA is assigned to accredit many domestic or foreign banking institutions duly accredited to do business in the Philippines to give the loan payment needs of OFW borrowers.  House Bill 4985 also orders the creation of an online payment system where OFWs may pay the loan through the internet, a year after its effectivity.

The OFW will be the borrower and his next-of-kin shall serve as his co-borrower in the loan agreement or contract.  OFWs should be responsible enough for paying the loan regularly to OWWA through accredited banking institutions.  If the OFW fails to pay the loan or had committed any violation in the loan agreement, it will be a reason enough for POEA and POLOs to withhold the issuance of his Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) and other exit permit or clearance for the OFW to work abroad.

The fund needed by OWWA to implement the Credit Assistance Program for OFWs will come from the Overseas Welfare Trust Fund, which will be returned through the payments and interests from loan payments by the OFWs.

 

 

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Nov
7
2014

Job Openings by Salary Deduction in Saudi Arabia

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Working abroad will always be costly in the beginning because OFWs will have to pay for all the pre-employment processing fees. This is the reason why some OFWs look for job openings wherein the processing fees will be deducted from their salary.

 

Here we compiled overseas jobs offered by POEA-licensed recruitment agencies that allows salary deduction scheme for placement fees.  To know more about each job openings, just click on the job title.

 

 

** For manpower pooling only. No fees to be collected during the application process.

Mag-ingat sa illegal recruiter. **

 

Click here for more overseas jobs.

 

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Nov
5
2014

OFWs Rejoice: ITF Suspended By Pasay RTC

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Overseas Filipino workers’ action filing for a temporary restraining order to the implementation of the terminal fee integration on November 1 was favored by the Pasay City court.

Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) has another interruption when Pasay City Regional Trial Court Branch 109 Judge Tingaran Guiling ordered suspension of the terminal fee integration for at least 20 days.

Last week, OFW groups filed for TRO against the Integrated Terminal Fee which was to be implemented by the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and MIAA.  They insist that the terminal fee integration would violate Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995, which states that migrant workers or OFWs should be exempted from paying terminal fees.

In the nick of time, the OFW groups got lucky when the TRO was approved by Judge Guiling on October 31. A hearing was also ordered by the judge for the preliminary mandatory injunction on November 17.

MIAA had no other choice, but to adhere to the court order.  This would be the second time around that the terminal fee integration was to be suspended. The first one was when DOTC moved the implementation a month behind, that is supposed to be last November 1.

MIAA aimed to have shorter queues for OFWs in airport terminals, which is why they wanted the integration to push through. But OFWs had also been persistent in stopping the ITF that for them is a violation of their rights for the exemption in paying terminal fees.

 

 

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OEC Online System Launched by POEA

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Published in: OFW News, Philippine News


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