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POEA issues warning on recruitment of Filipino nurses and caregivers

POEA issues warning on recruitment of Filipino nurses and caregivers for Japan, and factory workers for South Korea

Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac yesterday cautioned Filipino applicants that they can only get jobs legally as nurses and caregivers in Japan, and factory workers in South Korea, through the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration.

Cacdac said applicants should simply ignore job offers from private persons and businesses like recruitment agencies, travel agencies, immigration consultants and language training centers. “Please ignore such private persons and entities, especially when they say there are millions of jobs available for nurses and caregivers in Japan, and factory workers in South Korea,” Cacdac warned.

He emphasized that the governments of Japan and South Korea have signed separate agreements with the Philippine government through the Department of Labor and Employment, that allow the POEA to facilitate the recruitment and deployment of Filipino nurses and caregivers and factory workers to the two countries, respectively.

“We have government-to-government arrangements with the two countries, which means there is no other way that nurses and careworkers can legally enter Japan, and factory workers can be admitted into South Korea, without submitting to the recruitment and deployment procedure being implemented by the POEA, in collaboration with JICWELS or Japan International Corporation of Welfare Services and South Korea’s Ministry of Labor,” Cacdac said.

The Administrator said interested applicants should regularly visit the POEA website (www.poea.gov.ph) for announcements on hiring of nurses and caregivers for Japan and factory workers for South Korea.

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