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No Placement Fees Countries
for Filipino Overseas Workers

Thursday, September 23, 2010

In a recent news release, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration or POEA issued a warning to Philippine recruitment agencies who are charging placement fees for Guam-bound workers.

Administrator Jennifer Jardin-Manalili said that administrative charges carrying a penalty of cancellation of license shall immediately be filed against recruitment agencies found violating the no-placement fee policy in these countries.
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POEA Memorandum Circular No. 10 Series of 2009 adheres to the US Government regulations which forbids the charging of recruitment or placement fees from a worker as a condition for employment under an H-2B visa.

Also in the news release, the following are the other countries that prohibit the collection of placement fees from workers are United Kingdom, Ireland, Israel, some parts of Canada like Alberta, Manitoba, British Columbia, Seskatchewan, and Netherlands.

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