A lot of Pinoys are working abroad to provide better quality of life for their loved ones. This number is increasing as more Filipinos look for better work and pay. If you’re planning to be an OFW, the first step that you need to do is to make sure that the agency you wish to send an application is legal and licensed by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration or (POEA).
Philippine Overseas Employment Administration or (POEA) is the main government agency that is assigned to monitor and supervise recruitment agencies in the Philippines.
You can check the status of a recruitment agency if it legit or not. This would definitely be a big help for Pinoys to reduce your chance of being a tricked of illegal recruitment.
Checking Recruitment Agencies Approved by POEA
The easiest way to check if the agency that you’re using is legit or not is to check the official website of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).
There are only two important information that you need to check if the recruitment agency that you’re applying is legit or not.
1. Status of the employment agency – This would tell you if the recruitment agency that you’re having transaction with is still in good standing.
2. License Validity– This would tell you that the recruitment agency is still active or not. Since these recruitment agencies will expire.
Be cautious of agencies that has a current status of Ceased status, Revoked or Cancelled, Preventive, Suspension, Delisted or Forever Banned. It would be risky if you have transactions with agencies that has these status on the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).
To check the status of recruitment agencies, you can head to this website link from POEA:
Afterwards, you enter the name of the agency and click Submit.
You may also check the status of the recruitment agency by contacting the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Hotline numbers at 722-1155 or 722-1144.
The status of the recruitment agencies are up to date and based on the record taken from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).