Filipinos seeking work abroad should verify the validity of jobs with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, says POEA Administrator Bernard Olalia
by Sofia Tomacruz, 5 Nov 2019
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) advised Filipinos seeking work abroad to be wary of fake employment opportunities advertised on Facebook pages posing as accounts of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).
In an advisory on Tuesday, November 5, POEA Administrator Bernard Olalia warned the public of the proliferation of Facebook pages falsely using the name and logo of the POEA to advertise supposed job offerings.
The jobs are supposedly in countries such as Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, and the United States. (READ: Things to know about illegal recruitment in the Philippines)
These fake POEA accounts on Facebook include:
POEA Job Hirings in New Zealand
POEA Jobs Online
OFW POEA Jobs Abroad
POEA Jobs Abroad
POEA Job Hiring USA
POEA Job Hiring Australia
POEA Job Hiring UK
POEA Job Agency Hiring
POEA Trabaho Abroad Hiring
POEA Jobs in Dubai
Work Abroad-POEA Licensed Company
POEA Accredited Licensed Agency
Olalia said none of these pages were verified or approved by the POEA.
He likewise urged the public to first confirm with the POEA whether jobs offered on social media are legitimate. This can be done through the POEA’s online verification system on its official website or by calling POEA hotlines 8722-1144 and 8722-1155. (WATCH: How OFWs can avoid illegal recruitment)
Olalia also reminded the public that only facebook.com/poea.gov.ph is the official Facebook account of the POEA. – Rappler.com