Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Work in Korea through the Help of POEA

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) was swamped by over 200,000 aspiring overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) due to the announcement made by Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) about the government-to-government agreement between the Philippines and South Korea.

The POEA has two divisions that would process the documents of the applicants—the pre-employment unit, accepts and process all applications and then notifies the pre-selected workers to take the Korean language proficiency test. The other unit prepares all the documents needed in the deployment of the selected worker. The selected worker has to pay P27, 000 for the processing fees and a one-way flight ticket to Korea.

The Korean language proficiency test dates, content of the proficiency test and the influence of the test scores on the selection are determined by the Korean labor ministry. Test centers in Metro manila are accredited by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

The salary offered is a minimum of $500 and it can goes up to $1, 000 including the overtime. The OFWs are protected by its labor laws and they can get the same benefits that are given to the native workers. The contract made by the POEA was approved by Koreas’ Ministry of Labor and it allows the worker to stay up to three year.

Filipinos will work particularly in the manufacturing and construction industry of Korea. And illegitimate Filipinos who have worked in Korea will be given a chance and preferential treatment if they are voluntarily left for the Philippines by the end of February 2004.

The POEA reminded that the applicants should deal directly with the government agency. According to Administrator Rosalinda Baldoz of POEA, there are no private recruiters involved in the agreement. She cited a case in which recruiter claims that the applicants can work abroad and collected an average of P100, 000 from applicants for the approval of their application. She also said that the truth is those recruiters are not even seen in the premises of the POEA.

This article was first published in www.ofwguide.com on February 15, 2006

12 comments:

Marlon said...

hi..just asking...
is there already an examination date for KLT as predetermined by Korea labor ministry?
Please post it here if any...

OFW Corner said...

Hi Marlon, for the schedule of KLT please contact the POEA at their 24hr hotline at 722-1144 or 722-1155, you may also visit their website at www.poea.gov.

however, rest assured that i will post an announcement here if they will conduct KLT..

jana said...

hi.. i would like to ask where can i get the review for KLT? I am located in Cebu City right now.

Please reply.

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

open b po ulit agency s korea thanx

OFW Corner said...

hi jana..sorry for the late respond, i refer you to visit www.ofwguide.com/forum, you can ask some forumers there to help you find a KLT reviewer..

for anonymous, hindi na po tumatanggap ang korea ng mga foreign workers na endorse ng recruitment agency, tanging ang mga nag-apply lamang sa POEA ang kanilang tinatanggap.

Anonymous said...

open po b 2? mkakakuha p po b aq ng sgot d2? just wnt 2 know kung my mga agencies n po bng open for korea ds 2009?

Anonymous said...

open p po b 2? ask q lng po kung my mga agencies ng open for korea ngaung 2009. ty

OFWCorner said...

to anonymous who posted on june 8: please check it with the POEA..you may call them at their hotline number 722-1144 or 722-1155 or visit their website at www.poea.gov.ph

nancy said...

open poh ang korea ngayon?nandun poh kc ang ate sa korea...ang sbi poh nya may bago daw po na patakaran dun nga un..kailangan daw mung ng korean language..then saka ka pnta ng poea para mag apply...

OFWCorner said...

hi nancy,
try to contact the poea..the numbers are given above..

Bethchay said...

hello po nag pa member ako sa EREG pero bakit di siya na activate ung account ko, try ko tinawagan ung poea hotline wala namang sumsagut,pls help naman what i do,thanks

Bethchay said...

hello po may hiring na uli for korea diba?at kailan exam nila?thanks

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