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Old 07-07-2010, 02:27 PM
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POEA warns job applicants to Korea

Workers with immigration violation in Korea are ineligible under the Employment Permit System of Korea, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) warned Wednesday.

The POEA, which is in-charge of implementing the EPS in partnership with the Human Resource Development Service-Korea, advised applicants that they should provide truthful information on their previous record of travel to Korea.

“Those who may have misinterpreted that they have not entered Korea before, in order to escape sanctions could be disqualified later on and not be entitled to an entry visa, even though they may have passed the preliminary stages of application," POEA said in a statement.

The agency stressed that former applicants, who may have committed immigration violation in the past, should not apply anymore so that they can be spared from spending time, money and effort only to be disqualified later on.

POEA said it has also adopted measures to ensure that only those qualified and not restricted to enter Korea should be able to take the EPS-Korean Language Test.

“With the cooperation of the Korean Embassy, applicants who are on active registration status as of Jan. 22, 2010 shall still be pre-screened for any record of immigration violation in Korea,” POEA said.

The registration period and other details for EPS-KLT and actual date of examination are being finalized by the POEA and HRD-Korea. By JC BELLO RUIZ

South Korea may hire more workers – POEA


South Korea may hire more workers in the manufacturing industry than as originally planned with the requisite Korean Language Test (KLT) set to be held anytime soon, the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) announced recently.

According to POEA administrator Jennifer Manalili, instead of the previously announced 3,000, as much as 5,000 applicants will now have the chance to be listed in the Roster of Jobseekers in the county.

The applicants, however, will have to score 80 points or higher in KLT as required by the country’s Employment Permit System (EPS). A medical examination will also be required.

“Being in the roster of pre-qualified applicants, however, is not a guarantee for employment as employers would have specific job requirements in hiring their workers," Manalili said.

Registration requirements

The POEA has set the registration period for the test on April 6-8, to be conducted by the POEA in designated areas in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, the details of which are yet to be published.

It is open to applicants who are in active status in the POEA online manpower registry as of March 31 this year.

In addition, applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement to take the KLT, and pay a test fee of US$17 (about P810).

Applicants must be no more that 38 years old, have at least one year work experience, and present valid documents such as passport.

Korea’s Human Resource Development Service (HRDS), the new test agency accredited by the Korean government to administer the examination, is expected to announce the official dates of examination on March 29.

Workers with previous record of illegal stay in Korea will be disqualified as they are not eligible for E9 visa category, or the non-professional employment visa, according to Korean rules, Manalili said.

Higher passing rate expected

Manalili expressed hopes that the passing rate of Filipino applicants will now be better than the May 2007 test result, when the examination was last held, as Korea has provided a KLT reviewer for the language test and applicants now have more time to review.

The EPS-KLS reviewer can be accessed here, which is also posted at the POEA Web site.

For this year, the HRDS has adopted a new qualifying system that allows only those who scored at least 80 points out of 50 test items on reading and listening examination, and who are in the top 5,000, to be included in the roster. The previous passing score was 120 points.

Guidelines and other details about the EPS-KLT registration are available at the website of the POEA, the sole agency entrusted by the Korean Ministry of Labor to implement the program.

Over 21,000 Filipino workers have been deployed under the EPS since August 2004, according to the POEA. It added basic monthly wages for foreign EPS workers have also been adjusted from US$640 (about P29,120) to US$940 (about P42,770) in current job offers. JERRIE ABELLA, GMANews.TV

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Introduction of Employment Permit System(EPS):

The Employment Permit System allows employers who have failed to hire local workforce, to legally employ foreign workers. (the Korean government or public institution administer the management of the foreign workers)
  • Use foreign workforce guaranteeing the employment opportunity of domestic workers.
    • Decide the quota of foreign workforce introduction considering human resources supply and demand trends such as Korean economic situation and domestic labor market every year.
    • Allow employers to hire foreign workers in the labor shortage industries such as agriculture & stockbreeding, fishery, construction and manufacturing less than 300 regular workers.
  • Transparency of the foreign workforce selection and introduction process, and prevention of corruption practices and anomalies in the sending process
    • Government institutions or agencies administer the process of foreign workforce selection and introduction based on the MOU signed by both government. (Job Center and HRD Korea)
  • Select qualified foreign workers according to employer's demand
    • Choose competent workers have satisfactory skill level and Korean language proficiency.
  • Protect human rights of foreign workers
  • Implement equality between local (Koreans) and foreign workers on the application and observance of labor related laws and policies such as Labor Standards Act, Minimum Wage Act and Industrial Safety and Health Act.
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POEA announces exam for Filipinos to work in Korea

Saturday, February 4, 2012
INTERESTED applicants for employment in Korea are required to take the Test of Proficiency in Korean, according to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Advisory number 3, series of 2012 signed by POEA officer-in-charge Viveca Codamon-Catalig.

POEA-Davao regional director Pinky Agdamag said the 8th Employment Permit System-Test of Proficiency in Korean (EPS-Topik) examination is slated March 18. However, the registration is set February 6-9.

Registration venues are posted at the POEA website at www.poea.gov.ph with e-mail address info@poea.gov.ph. Interested parties may visit POEA Regional Center for Mindanao located at AMYA 11 Building, Quimpo Boulevard, Davao City.

Those who are registered with the POEA Registration System and included in the POEA Manpower Registry will have the priority in registration, Agdamag said.

Those who are presently registered and who have not yet taken or passed the EPS-TOPIK and who are interested to pursue employment in Korea must have an active registration status in order to be included in the manpower pool for Korea.

Qualifications for EPS-KLT Registration (for Korea) are: must be between 18 years of age and not more than 38 years old on March 18, 2012 (those born between March 18, 1974 and March 18, 1994); must be physically and mentally fit; must not have any record of conviction or imprisonment for a heinous crime; must have no record from departure orders from the Republic of Korea; must not be restricted from departure from the Philippines; and must be registered with active status in the POEA Manpower Registry Upon registration, applicants should bring valid passport or valid government-issued Identification Card with picture and date of birth such as SSS, GSIS, Driver's license of Voter's ID; bring two pieces passport size colored picture showing a full face with no hat and taken not more than six months before registration; and registration/test fee is US$24 or P1,044.

The conduct of the EPS-TOPIK examination is led by the Human Resource Development Service of Korea (HRD Korea) in cooperation with the POEA. (PIA)

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on February 04, 2012.
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For those Filipinos who want to land a professional job in South Korea all by themselves, nothing should stop you from trying.

Here's someone's article which writes about increasing number of foreign job seekers utilize Korean government agencies, training centers and job websites to look for a job in Korea.

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