The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has warned overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and those who plan to work abroad to verify the legitimacy of job vacancies being on the internet with the proliferation of fake POEA pages in the social media, particularly on Facebook.
Undersecretary Bernard Olalia made the warning following reports received by POEA that some unscrupulous individuals and groups are illegally using the name and logo of POEA to advertise job vacancies in countries such as Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, New Zealand and the United States. Olalia is the OIC Administrator of POEA.
The POEA named some of the illegitimate and fake Facebook pages, such as Donald HRserv, 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, and POEA Accredited Licensed Agency.
Olalia said these job vacancies advertised on social media are not verified nor approved by the POEA, further adding that the public can either validate the legitimacy of the job vacancies or the recruitment agencies through the official website of POEA at www.poea.gov.ph/.
He also clarified that the only official POEA Facebook accounts of the POEA are www.facebook.com/mypoea and www.facebook.com/poea.official. These pages have check marks which are authenticated by Facebook.
For inquiries, concerns, and to verify legitimate job vacancies and recruitment agencies, the public may call the POEA hotline numbers at 7221144 and 7221155.
Source: Department Of Labor And Employment Republic Of Philippines