POEA issues clarification on deployment of direct hire workers
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has issued an advisory clarifying the government’s policy on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers hired directly by foreign employers.
POEA officer-in-charge Aristodes R. Ruaro said that effective November 3, 2016, the POEA is strictly observing the full implementation of the policy on direct hires as mandated by the 2016 Revised Rules and Regulations on the Recruitment and Employment of OFWs
One-Stop Service Center for OFWs (OSSCO) now operates in 10 provinces
Overseas Filipino workers may now avail of the services of the One-Stop Service Center for OFWs (OSSCO) in ten areas outside Metro Manila.
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, an attached agency of the Department of Labor and Employment, spearheaded the establishment of OFW one-stop centers at Baguio Convention Center, Baguio City; Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga; OWWA Regional Office 4A in Calamba City; Robinson’s Place, Puerto Princesa City, SM City, Cebu City; Robinson’s Place, Iloilo City, DOLE Regional Office No. 8, Tacloban City; OWWA Regional Office 9, Zamboanga City; OWWA Regional Office No. 10, Cagayan de Oro City; and New City Hall, Koronadal City.