Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Job Fair Schedule in March

Around 700,000 newly graduates will be added to the previous years graduates who are still searching for job. With regards to this, the government and non-government organizations joined forces to help them get a job with these job fairs they organizes.

Organized by private organization:

The 3rd Manila Bulletin Classified Job Fairs 
March 20-21, 2012 Trinoma Acitivity Center,
Trinoma Mall, Quezon City.

The Philippine Star Career Fair 2012 
March 19-20, 2012 SMX Hall 1,
SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City

Nationwide Job Fairs sponsored by Public Employment Service Office (PESO)

SM Tunasan Event Center, Muntinlupa City
Mega Job Fair
PESO Muntinlupa
March 2, 2012
In-house Job Fair
PESO Marikina
March 3, 2012
Different Barangays
Mini Job Fair
PESO Munitinlupa
March 5, 2102
PESO Office, Taguig City Hall
Mini Job Fair
PESO Taguig
March 5, 2012
Navotas East
Mini Job Fair
PESO NAvotas

Sunday, February 26, 2012

POEA Overseas Exit Clearance for OFWs

The exit clearance come in the form of an E-Receipt (electronic receipt) or an Overseas Employemnt Certificate (OEC) certifying to the regularity of a workers recruitment and documentation and ensures exemption from travel tax and airport terminal fee. It is presented at the POEA Labor Asistance Center (LAC) and the Bureau of Immigration (BI) counter at the airports, prior to departure.

The E-Recipt or OEC serves as the worker's guarantee that he/she is covered by government protection and benefits.

Who are considered as Balik-Manggagawa?
A balik-manggagawa or a worker-on leave refers to an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who is on vacation or on leave and is returning to the same employer.

Use of exit clearance
Having an exit clearance is proof that the worker has undergone the legal and right procedure of overseas employment. Being a registered OFW, the worker is accorded the full protection and benefits from government institions while he is working abroad and upon his return to the Philippines.

It also exempts the OFW from payment of travel tax and airport terminal fee.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Education and Training Benefits for OFWs from OWWA

Here are the education and training benefits for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) offered by OWWA.
  1. Skill-for-Employment Scholarship Program (SESP) A technical or vocational training accredited by government institutions granted to member-OFWs or their dependents/beneficiaries in the form of financial assistance of Php14,500.00 maximum.

  2. Education for Development Scholarship Program (EDSP) A scholarship granted to qualified dependents/beneficiaries of active member-OFWs for a college degree (4-5 years), in the form of financial assistance of Php 60,000.00 per school year.

  3. Seafarers’ Comprehensive Education and Training Programs
    • Seafarers’ Upgrading Program (SUP) A training assistance to member-seafarers in upgrading their skills and competencies to sustain their employability on board foreign-going vessels in the form of financial assistance of Php7,500.00.
    • Maritime Dugtong Aral (MDA) A scholarship granted to qualified graduates of BS Mechanical Engineering (BSME) or BS Electrical Engineering (BSEE), who wish to pursue a BS Marine Engineering (BSMarE) Course.
    • Cadetship Program for Top 200 Maritime Cadets A financial incentive granted to the top 200 cadets (Deck and Engine) to ensure completion of their course and employability on board foreign-going vessel.
    • Martime Educational Development Loan Program (MEDLOP) An interest free educational loan (Study Now Pay Later) to prospective marine officers and engineers with guaranteed employment on-board foreign-going vessel.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

December 2011 Successful NLE Board Passers

The December 2011 Nursing Licensure Exam returns 22,760 passers out of 67,095 who took the exam given by the Board of Nursing in the cities of Manila, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, La Union, Legazpi, Lucena, Nueva Ecija, Pagadian, Pampanga, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga according to the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).

In accordance to Section 16, of Republic Act No. 9173, “all successful candidates in the examination shall be required to take an oath of professional before the Board or any government official authorized to administer oaths prior to entering upon the nursing practice”.

Requirement for registration of new nurses are the following:
  • duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal,
    current Community Tax Certificate (cedula),
  • 2 pieces passport size picture (colored with white background and complete name tag),
  • 1 piece 1” x 1” picture (colored with white background and complete name tag),
  • 2 sets of metered documentary stamps and
  • 1 short brown envelope with name and profession
They are also required to pay the Initial Registration Fee of P600 and Annual Registration Fee of P450 for 2012-2015.

The PRC also encourages successful board passers to personally register and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Urgent Hiring for ICU Nurses: No Placement Fee + High Salary!

Pro Vita International Medical Center , one of the leading medical facilities in United Arab Emirates is looking for  40  Female/Male ICU and Staff Nurses. Successful nurses will be offered USD2,000 equivalent to P116,000+ a month plus benefits and allowances.

Final interview is set on February 20-22, 2012 at ABBA Personnel Services, Inc, a POEA-licensed agency located in Goodloop Towers, 11th floor, Tower A, J. Escriva Drive, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. No placement fee and processing fee will be collected from the applicants.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Jobs with Salary Deduction

Here are the latest jobs for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from POEA licensed agencies that offers a salary deduction.  

Click the position to view complete details and to apply. These jobs are posted at, please contact the agency before dropping by at their office to avoid wasting of time.

Position/Vacancies/Years of Experience
Installation Engineer / Supervisor - Electrical
3 vacancies
Experience: 5 year(s)
Electrical Engineer
3 vacancies
Experience: 3 year(s)
Electrical Engineer
Experience: 15 year(s)
Electro-mechanical Inspector
2 vacancies
Experience: 15 year(s)
Electrical Engineers (STP/WTP)
10 vacancies
Experience: 5 year(s)
Electrical Estimation Engineers / Quantity Surveyors
5 vacancies
Experience: 3 year(s)
Electrical Site Engineers
10 vacancies
Experience: 5 year(s)
Vehicle Auto Electrical Engineers
3 vacancies
Experience: 3 year(s)
5 vacancies
Experience: 5 year(s)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

12 Characteristics of an Illegal Recruiter

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) is serious to end the bad endeavors of illegal recruiters. Just last week, POEA have terminated the licenses of two recruitment agencies due to excessive collection of placement fees in violation of the POEA rules and regulations.

To help jobseekers identify illegal recruiters, POEA lists down the characteristics of an illegal recruiter:
  1. An illegal recruiter would ask applicants to pay for Placement Fee and other fees without giving official receipts.
  1. An illegal recruiter would promise applicants to be deployed as soon as possible
  1. An illegal recruiter would require applicants to undergo medical examination even without being hired by an employer and no existing contract.
  1. Transactions are made in public places (restaurants, malls,) and not in their main office.
  1. There are illegal recruiters who go house to house to recruit applicants.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Attend Philstar Career Guide Job Fair 2012

All jobseekers, local or overseas, are invited to attend the Philstar Career Guide Job Fair 2012 on February 15-16, 2012 10:00am to 6:00pm at the Activity Center, Trinoma Mall, EDSA Quezon City. Thousands of local and overseas job will be offered to all jobseekers.

Get your resumes ready and be sure to bring not more than one copy to avoid getting out of resume to be given with the employers.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

POEA cancels license of 2 recruitment agencies

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) ordered the cancellation of the licenses of two recruitment agencies for excessive collection of placement fees in violation of the POEA rules and regulations.

The two recruitment agencies were Lucky International Placement Services Inc. and Tai-Fil Manpower Services Inc.  according to Viveca Codamon Catalig, Officer-in-Charge of the POEA.

The applicant for caretaker in Taiwan of Lucky International complained that she was charged PhP101,000.00.

The POEA strictly prohibits Philippine recruitment agencies from collecting any placement fee from applicants for household service worker positions, including caregivers.

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