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DOLE: Israeli placement agencies not authorized to hire Filipinos for Spain

DOLE: Israeli placement agencies not authorized to hire Filipinos for Spain

The Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Tel-Aviv, Israel has issued an advisory against Israel-based manpower agencies recruiting Filipinos for jobs in Spain.
In a report to Labor and Employment Secretary Arturo D. Brion, Labor Attache to Israel Teresita R. Manzala said that the Spanish government has not authorized any placement agency outside the Philippines to recruit Filipino workers for jobs in Spain.
Only Philippine-based licensed recruitment agencies are allowed to deploy overseas Filipino workers to Spain under the "Proyecto Piloto" which is an experimental hiring of Filipino healthcare professionals and skilled workers, Manzala stressed.
She added that under the agreement, the point of hiring and issuance of entry visas as well as work permits are exclusively in the Philippines.
In a consultative meeting held in Jerusalem last January 3, 2007, Consul-General Ramon Ansoian of the Embassy of Spain reiterated this arrangement. Consul-General Gilberto G.B. Asuque and Manzala represented the Philippine Embassy in Israel in the meeting.
Presently, only three Philippine manpower agencies have been pre-qualified by POEA to participate in the recruitment and deployment of OFWs to Spain. These are Sun-Ace International Management Services, Ed-Fro-Bon Manpower Services, and Dahlzen International Services.
No job orders have come from employers in Spain except those from Servicio De Prevencion De Riegos Grupo Los Nogales under the Proyecto Piloto.


Updated : 2020-12-04 17:08 GMT+08:00