The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) advises overseas Filipino workers (OFW) and applicants for overseas jobs to be cautious of training centers that are taking advantage of overseas jobs facilitated by its government-to-government hiring facility that require passing language tests.
There are reports received by the POEA that some of these institutions are luring workers to enroll in their schools offering a guarantee of passing the Korean language and skills tests and inclusion in the list of qualified workers for Korea’s Employment Permit System.
POEA does not accredit, enter into partnership nor is in any way connected with language training centers. Training centers are not given license to recruit Filipino workers and its acts of advertising overseas job vacancies and promising employment to enrollees are considered illegal recruitment.
The POEA advises applicants to enroll only in training centers with language programs or courses registered with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
The public is also advised to be more vigilant and aware of any suspicious recruitment activities whether committed in person or using social media platforms. Everyone is encouraged to report such activities to the POEA Anti-Illegal Recruitment Branch at 722-11-92 or at POEA hotline numbers 722-11-44 or 722-11- 55.