More Jobs and Better Salary for OFWs in Taiwan
May 22, 2007
Many countries are realizing the need to recruit foreign workers because of the problem of labor shortage. This gives overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) more options to choose a country where they can work. In the light of the stiff competition from other labor-importing countries, the
According to Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) chief, Rosalinda Baldoz,
The higher salary to be offered made
This is in contrast with the reactions of other labor-importing countries, which protested Philippine government’s new policy on the deployment of domestic helpers that requires foreign employers to offer a 100% increase in the salary of domestic helpers from USD 200 to USD 400.
The new hiring policy which took effect December 16 of last year also adjusted the minimum age requirement from 18 to 23 years old, and prohibited the charging of placement fees of recruitment ag3ncies.
Baldoz and Augusto Syjuco, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority chief visited
The POEA chief said, “We will pilot-test a new system wherein workers with complaints of recruitment violation against their employers and recruiters may file these at the POEA [in