Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Medical Workers Urgently Needed in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is one country where Filipino nurses and other medical workers are very in-demand. The Security Forces Hospital in Dammam, Saudi Arabia is immediately looking for qualified candidates for the following positions:

Job Openings for Medical Workers

Assistant Nursing Director: (Preferably with Masters Degree)

Nurse Supervisor : must have master degree and more than 5 years experience in the same field

Read more about Medical Workers Urgently Needed in Saudi Arabia

Thursday, December 15, 2011

POEA Agencies that offer no Placement Fee!

The goal of finding a job overseas entails lots of preparations. You need to make sure that you are qualified with the position and that you are emotionally and physically ready with the challenges of a global workplace. You also need to be ready financially because the processing of you overseas job application may be costly.

Though application forms and other recruitment services are free, an applicant often shoulders the medical exam and POEA processing fees. An agency is also allowed by law to collect a placement fee that is equivalent to a workers’s one month salary.
To save money, applicants are also advised to look for recruitment agencies that offer no placement fees. Listed below are some of the agencies where applicants may not be required to pay placement fee
Read complete article here.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

OFWs Cost of Living in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is one of the seven Emirates and is the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This Emirate houses many oil companies, foreign embassies and the federal cabinet. Abu Dhabi is also the workplace of thousands of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

One of the most important things that an OFW that is planning to work in Abu Dhabi should know is the cost of living there. Knowing the cost of living in a desired work destination lets an OFW plan their budget ahead of time and allot an appropriate amount to remittance, savings and allowances. For OFWs aiming to work in Abu Dhabi, read on to gain tips on how to handle your expenses properly.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

POEA gears up for peak season, tells returning OFWs to get exit clearance early

 The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has formed Task Force Balik-Manggagawa in anticipation of the arrival of thousands of OFWs who will spend the holiday season in the country even as Administrator Carlos S. Cao Jr. advises returning workers to have their overseas employment certificate (OEC) or travel exit clearance processed early.

To avoid long lines at the Balik-Manggagawa Processing Center, Cao said that OFWs should get their OECs as soon as they arrive in the country instead of flocking to the POEA office in Ortigas immediately after Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Cao also suggested that returning OFWs should secure their exit clearance at the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) nearest their jobsite even before their flight to the Philippines.

Workers going to the provinces may also have their exit clearance at the POEA regional offices nearest their residence. The POEA offices are located in Baguio City; Tuguegarao City; San Fernando City, La Union; Clark Field, Pampanga; Calamba City; Legaspi City; Tacloban City; Iloilo City; Bacolod City; Cebu City; Cagayan de Oro City; Zamboanga City; and Davao City.

Cao said OFWs may also use the OEC courier system that is available online at http://www.citizenservices.com.ph/poea.

The following are considered balik-maggagawa:
1) a worker who is on vacation or on leave from employment under a valid and existing employment contract and who is returning to the same employer regardless of any change in jobsite, to finish the remaining unexpired portion of the contract;

2) a worker who was rehired by the same employer after finishing his/her contract and who is returning to the same employer, regardless of a change in jobsite; and

3) a returning worker whose employment contract was not processed with the POEA but was subsequently verified and registered with the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in the jobsite and who is returning to the same employer either as a worker-on-leave or rehire, regardless of any change in jobsite.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

No long delay in contract processing -- POEA

Administrator Carlos S. Cao dismissed as exaggerated some comments from recruiters that job orders may be cancelled due to the delay in the processing of employment contracts of OFWs at the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration.

Cao said there was a slight delay in the processing time of documents after the reassignment of some front-line employees but the lag did not stretch to 15 days as reported to cause lost employment opportunities for Filipino workers.

The POEA administrator also attributed the delay to the 4-day long weekend from October 29 to November 1, 2011, and the 3-day long weekend from November 5-7 due to holidays.

“This is too exaggerated, and has in fact been adequately and quickly addressed already,” Cao said of the report.

Cao said he formed a special task force that has already decongested the processing backlog.

The administrator also cited other improvements in the POEA building that were intended to provide comfort and convenience to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) transacting business at its offices such as the installation of three new elevators; 14 air-conditioners at the newly-renovated ground floor lobby; wide-screen LED TV at the name hire waiting area; and water dispensers Balik-Manggagawa and name hire units.

Source: POEA

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