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Short Documentary Exposes How Employment Agencies Rip Off OFWs in Hong Kong

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Filipino migrant domestic workers are charged illegal fees by unscrupulous employment agencies in both the Philippines and Hong Kong. The practice is widespread and government systems to prevent such illegal activities are not fit for purpose. As a result, many migrant domestic workers have little choice but to pay these exorbitant fees and are heavily indebted, making it difficult to leave exploitative and abusive employers.

Watch the 20-minute YouTube video below.

“Between a Rock and a Hard Place,” a short documentary film by the Progressive Labor Union of Domestic Workers – Hong Kong (PLUDW-HK) and Hong Kong Federation of Asian Domestic Workers Union (FADWU), documents the illegal activities of employment agencies in Hong Kong, and the failure of the government to protect the rights of Filipino migrant domestic workers.

Ivan Abreu – Director

Robert Godden – Producer

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HIRED – The First Ever Recruitment Party by jobsDB Philippines

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Online job portal, jobsDB Philippines, pioneers another innovation in the recruitment industry with HIRED – the jobsDB Recruitment Party! HIRED aims to provide job seekers with job opportunities in the BPO/Call center industry; one of the country’s fastest growing and highest-paying employment sectors.

The BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) industry has provided thousands of jobs to millions of Filipino job seekers since it first came to the Philippines in 1999. The industry is estimated to hit revenues of up to $25 billion by 2016, and may soon account for approximately 10 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product.

The Philippines has long been considered as the location of choice of international companies looking to establish their offshore call center facilities due to its less expensive operational and labor costs, highly skilled workforce, proficiency in American-style English and idioms, and a constant stream of college-educated graduates entering the workforce.

Oliver C. Ramos, Marketing Manager of jobsDB Philippines, adds that HIRED is the first of its kind in Philippines.

“Our goal is to take the recruitment process in the country to a whole new level and HIRED is but the first of many other events we have in mind to do just that. In the past, job seekers would have to wait until after they receive their first salary to celebrate being hired, now, we want them to celebrate right away!”

Oliver further clarifies that HIRED is not a regular job fair because only those who pass the pre-screening procedure will be invited for an interview with a specific BPO client.

“Unlike regular job fairs, HIRED brings the applicant one-step closer to an actual job offer. The pre-screening process ensures that once they get to the venue, they will be endorsed to a BPO client that matches their skills and job experience. If they do well, they can actually leave with an employment contract in tow.”

“There are so many opportunities waiting for job seekers in the BPO industry. It’s one of the best industries to work with because of the competitive salary, above-industry perks and benefits, and speedy career promotions. With all the trainings and seminars call center companies provide to their employees, their personal and professional development is already guaranteed.”

Top BPO companies such as Hinduja Global Solutions, Teleperformance, and VXI have agreed to partner with jobsDB Philippines for the event.

Hundreds of job seekers are expected to flock to the Elbow Room in Metrowalk Entertainment Complex, Ortigas Center to be interviewed, get hired, and celebrate their success with a grand party hosted by former PBB: Celebrity Edition housemate and ace DJ, Rico Robles right after. Pre-registration and pre-screening is ongoing and interested applicants can go to http://hired.jobsdbevents.com.ph/ to register.

HIRED – the jobsDB Philippines Recruitment Party is made possible with support from the following partners: Unison, Gatsby, Adobo Magazine, Guestlist.ph, wheninmanila.com, Philippine Bloggers Network, Solar Entertainment, ETC and Zalora.

This is the official press release by JobsDB Philippines.

Images from JobsDB Philippines.

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8th National Career Fair

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Visit the 8th National Career Fair happening on Wednesday and Thursday, January 22-23, 2014 from 10am to 6pm at the Glorietta Activity Center in the Glorietta Ayala Mall, Makati City.

The country’s top BPOs, KPOs, Medical, IT, Real Estate, Overseas Employment and various industries will be part of this grand recruitment event.

Free admission and lots of freebies awaits the applicants.

Poster from AdExhibit Inc.

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Jollibee Opening Soon in Jersey City

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They’re actually hiring. See poster for details.

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Image shared by Rey Robles at Facebook.com

Written by Raffy Pekson II

July 20, 2011 at 5:51 pm

Hundreds of USA-based Filipino Teachers May Lose Their Jobs Soon

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The Philippine Embassy in Washington DC

Photo by gian_uy at Flickr.com

At least 200 Filipino teachers of the Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) in DC are in grave danger of losing their jobs following the decision of the US Department of Labor to bar it from hiring Filipino and other foreign teachers for two years.

Unless US-based Philippine Educators Network are able to find legal relief, the affected teachers have no choice but to return to the Philippines or to look for other sponsors, which is not easy.

Since the department decision still has to be approved by an administrative law judge, the Filipino educators are planning to appeal their case.

Read more at Inquirer Global Nation

Written by Raffy Pekson II

July 16, 2011 at 6:42 pm

The Effect of President Noynoy Aquino’s U.S. Trip on Philippine Jobs

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As the new Philippine president brings a loot of promises in foreign direct investments from his recent United States visit, the Department of Labor and Employment has issued a statement there are 40,000 job openings within the next three years as a result of Noynoy’s trip.

These job openings specifically call for the following positions: call center agent, customer service assistant, technical support staff, fork lift operator, accounting clerk, mechanical engineer, sales clerk, driver, cashier and production worker.

Notice that “Nursing” is not part of it despite many of the country’s student population are still taking up that degree which is not anymore in demand in First World countries. A re-training of out-of-work nurses will definitely be a must if they would like to compete for those 40,000 new job openings.

Source: ABS-CBN News

Photo by noynoy aquino at Flickr.com

Travel Nurses – The Next Overseas Job?

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Poster by star1950 at Flickr.com

Travel nurses are nursing professionals like any other. The difference is that travel nurses  serve in special travel conditions. They serve in travel or mobile conditions such as in aviation companies, trains, and ships, to name a few. Travel nurses go through the enrollment, training and education; like the nurses that serve in mainstream heath care service centers and entities like public and private hospitals and clinics.

The best place to look for a good travel nurse is the internet. The internet will furnish you with vast databases and directories with hundreds of listings and leads that you can pursue and then identify the traveling nurse companies that you would want to work for. As soon as you get to identify the companies the next thing you have to do is to deal with the staffing agencies that handle recruitment matters of the companies.

If you want to land that top travel nursing job or the kind of basic travel nursing job the best thing you have to do is to get in tough with recruitment agencies that that handle the recruitment business and process of many nursing travel companies.

Read more at the New Haven Railroad Blog

Written by Raffy Pekson II

March 9, 2010 at 7:37 am