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POEA’S Q & A On Korean Employment Permit System
Jun 4, 2004
All those who submitted the correct and sufficient documents will be part of the computerized National Manpower Registry. Presently, POEA is encoding thousands of applications.
A particular applicant is endorsed to a foreign employer based in Korea or another country.
No, its not. There are local employers who are looking for people in the Manpower Registry, so it is possible to get a job here even if you are part of the Manpower Registry
In general, those who applied should wait until further notice.
For those who submitted their application in drop boxes and via snail mail who don’t have a Pre-Registration Certificate or Registration number, regularly visit POEA’s website at www.poea.gov.ph to see if you qualified. Or wait for a POEA advice on the contact number or address that you wrote on your application.
Korea’s Employment Permit System (EPS) will start in August 2004 thru POEA/DOLE only and not thru any private recruitment agencies or individuals.
Applicants must be 18 to 40 years old, must be a high school graduate and no criminal record and should pass any IQ exam or interview , if necessary. Starting August 17, 2005, a Korean Language Proficiency Test to applicants. Applicants are warned not to falsify and forge any documents and corresponding punishment will be given.
Applicants are also reminded that being qualified for the ManPower Registry doesn’t guarantee a job in Korea. This is still in the discretion of the employer. Job opportunities that will open in Korea will be in the electronics industry and hotel and restaurant workers. Favor will be given to those who previously worked in Korea and have willinglyreturned to the Philippines.
The public is informed that the Manpower Registry is a FREE service by DOLE Regional EPD, POEA and PESO. You can download and reproduce the forms from POEA’s website (www.poea.gov.ph)
Korea and the Philippines agreed in a Memorandum of Understanding stating that this program will last for 2 years and can be extended depending on the arrangement of two countries.
The first batch of workers for Korea are playing a crucial role in the effectiveness and extension of the program. They are reminded to work professionally, follow rules and regulations of the country and the company. A good outcome from these first set will mean more opportunities for other workers wanting to work in Korea
The following offices can accept applications up to JUNE 30, 2004:
Complete and Verify all the Documents needed:
They can still apply to these agencies because they can send employees as worker-trainees thru the Alien Industrial Trainee System (AITS) that is involved with the Korean Federation of Small and Medium Business (KFSMB) and Construction Association of Korea (CAK). AITS will continue even if the Employment Permit System of the Ministry of Labor of Korea will start and will be handled by DOLE-POEA.
For more information log on to www.poea.gov.ph or call them at their 24-hour hotlines at 722-1144 or at 722-1155.