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Friday, July 17, 2009

POEA Philippines News: POLO assists distressed OFWs, victims of contract substitution in Libya

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) today said utmost efforts were set in place to address the complaints of distressed Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Libya.

Labor and Employment Secretary Marianito D. Roque said the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Tripoli has promptly looked into the plight of 131 OFWs upon receiving their complaints against their employer in Benghazi, Libya.

Roque, citing a report from Tripoli-based Labor Attaché Nasser Mustafa, said the POLO found the complaints legitimate and subsequently started making representations with the OFWs' employer to address the complaints.

The OFWs complained of poor accommodation, substandard toilets, insufficient food and medical facilities, absence of safety gadgets, and downgraded and delayed salaries.

The DOLE Chief said the employer had acknowledged the shortcomings and assured the POLO that it would rectify the problem on accommodation, food, and sanitary and safety needs of the OFWs.

The employer, he added, was also told to comply with the OFWs' contract provision on salaries as it would be against the rules of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to downgrade the OFWs' salaries.

Roque said the POLO in Tripoli constantly made follow-ups with the employer to ensure its compliance with the demands of the OFWs, adding the POEA was prepared to investigate the former and the concerned recruitment agency in case the employer failed to address the OFWs' complaints.

Nonetheless, 11 of the OFWs found new employment with another company in Libya. The Tripoli-based POLO negotiated for the official release of the OFWs who had already started working for their new employer in Libya. The POLO will also negotiate for the release of the rest of the distressed OFWs who would soon be absorbed by a big construction Libyan firm.

Meanwhile, the POEA suspended two recruitment agencies, Aquagem Int'l and Sharikat Al Saedi, Int'l following investigation indicating that the OFWs they deployed to Libya suffered contract substitution. The OFWs' employer, Cifex World, was placed on the watchlist by the same agency.

Mustafa, thus emphasized that there is no truth to recent unfair reports that he had allegedly "defended the substituted contracts" in behalf of the erring agencies, while acting as a "spokesman" for the watchlist Libyan company, to the disadvantage of the victimized OFWs.

On the contrary, the Labor Attaché made it clear that when 13 of the OFWs ran away from the workplace last February, he immediately urged them to execute an affidavit against the blatant contract substitution forced them by the erring recruiters.

He added that 32 other OFWs, forced through the contract substitution to endure similar sub-standard conditions, were also duly assisted by the POLO in Tripoli after they were subsequently forced to run away last April.

It appeared, Mustafa said that the two recruiters had first asked the OFWs to sign the standard contract which had been verified. However, before the victims left for the airport on the way to Libya, they were forced to sign another contract with a lower salary and with different terms and conditions than those binding under the standard contract.

In the host country, Mustafa initiated continuous mediation and conciliation efforts in behalf of the runways, while ensuring their safe refuge and all-out assistance necessary to ease their plight.

As a result, he compelled the erring recruiters to shoulder responsibility in ensuring the repatriation expenses of OFWs back to the Philippines. Furthermore, through his mediation, the firm paid the workers' remaining salaries before their repatriation, and to issue them their final exit permit from the host country.

source: Information and Publication Service

Jobs in Saudi Arabia: IT Engineer

Location: Saudi Arabia

Position: IT Engineer
* Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor's/College Degree in Engineering (Computer/Telecommunication) or equivalent.
* At least 3 year(s) of working experience in the related field is required for this position.
* Male, 25 - 45 yrs old
* Full-Time positions available.

Interested applicant may send their resume at

Tel: 899-8900 / 896-9653 / 899-9399
POEA License#: 047-LB-092007-UL

For Manpower Pooling Only
No Fees To Be Collected
Beware Of Illegal Recruiters

JOBS in Saudi Arabia: Network Engineers

Principal: Crucial Solutions & Services
Location: Saudi Arabia

Position: Network Engineers
* Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor's/College Degree in Engineering (Computer/Telecommunication) or equivalent.
* At least 2 year(s) of working experience in the related field is required for this position.
* With at least two years experience and must have CCNA and (MCSA or MCSE)
* Male, 24 - 35 yrs old
* 2 Positions available.

Interested applicants, please send your resume to or call us at our office number and look for Mr Noi

5F Sinagoga Bldg. 481 Sinagoga St., Malate Manila -.
Tel: 525-0833 / 526-5020
POEA License Number: 005-LB-010408-R

JOBS in Saudi Arabia: Database Administrator

Location: Saudi Arabia

* Must be at least a Bachelor's/College Degree in Computer Science/Information Technology or equivalent.
* At least 3 year(s) of working experience in the related field is required for this position.
* Have experience in Oracle 10g and Microsoft SQL;
* Must be 25-35 years old, Male

ABD Overseas Manpower Corp.
Grd Flr 2053 Bldg, #2053 Edison St., Corner Faraday St., Brgy San Isidro Makati City Makati 1500.
Tel: 8876043 / 7573053 / 8876041
POEA License #: 148-LB-051308-R

Sunday, July 5, 2009

POEA Jobs Abroad in Saudi Arabia: Architectural Engineer

ABV Rock Group
Saudi Arabia

ABV Rock Group is one of the premier Engineering, Construction and Project Management in Saudi Arabia is in need of experienced workers to fill up the following positions in its building, construction projects in Riyadh.

Architectural Engineer
Position essentially require:

* All candidate should have atleast 3 years experience in Building Construction specializing in position applied.
* Ex-ABV employees should be given preference.
* Should be 25-49 years of age having professional liscense in field of expertise.
* Should possess valid driver’s license.

Please report for interview with your resume and all pertinent copies of documents to support skills and qualifications. You can also email your resume in MS Word format at for Manila applicants and for Cebu applicants


Please report for qualifying interview with your relevant document (2 sets of resumes) to support your skill and qualifications.

You can email your resume to or fill up our On-Line Application at our website at

International Skill Development, Inc.
ISD Building, 5439 Curie Street, Palanan
Makati City, Philippines
+632 551-7452 | +632 551-1910 |
POEA License: 245-LB-102507-R

How to Get Oil Jobs in the Gulf

It is not an unknown fact that Gulf is an oil-rich region that has numerous jobs to offer to locals as well as expatriates. In fact, thousands of qualified and experienced expatriates migrate to the region each year to take up oil and gas jobs in the Gulf. Oils and gas jobs are quite lucrative and money is the main attraction that pulls foreign workers into these jobs. Qualified professionals from world over take up oil and gas jobs in the Gulf. From India too, a large amount of skilled workforce migrates to the Gulf each year for these jobs. In the oil and gas industry, jobs are available at all levels. From junior level, to middle level to senior level, jobs are up for grabs for people with different skill sets and experience level.

The oil and gas companies across the Gulf are on constantly looking to hire quality talent for various positions. There is local talent to be hired but it is not enough to fill all the available oil jobs in the Gulf. It is because of this that the focus shifts to experienced and qualified expatriates. A lot of workers and executives from India and abroad migrate to the Gulf regularly to work for these jobs. Regular job vacancies are advertised in newspapers, job sites, on company web sites and with consultants who deal in such jobs in the Gulf. You can go through any of these channels if you are looking for an oil and gas job in the Gulf. However, be careful if you go through consultants because a lot of fraudsters also operate in this field. So, always approach registered job agents only.

Those who possess good technical knowledge stand a good chance of getting a job in this field. Jobseekers in this field should ideally have a good technical knowledge both in offshore and dry land drilling. Recruiters also ask for a degree in engineering for middle level and technical jobs. Most work in the oil and gas companies involves the usage of machinery so it is advisable to have done mechanical engineering. Those with good knowledge of chemistry or a degree in chemical engineering also get a chance to work in these companies. Since oil jobs are not just about drillings and rigging but also require an extensive knowledge in chemical composition of oil. Hence, knowledge of chemistry is desirable in these jobs.

However, this does not mean that jobs in oil and gas companies are only for those with a background in chemical or mechanical engineering or a technical background. These degrees can help one get a good job in this industry in the Gulf but there is a requirement for other qualified staff too. Thos individuals who possess good knowledge on other aspects of the oil industry can also look forward to a great career in this industry. For such workers, there are ample job openings in gas operation. Then, there are also vacancies for machine operators. Those with requisite experience in the mining industry can also aspire to get a job in the oil industry.

Those who are qualified in the field of safety can also get good oil and gas jobs in the Gulf. Fire workers are always required at such companies considering the high risk nature of the work involved. Thus, safety engineers or practitioners are also in high demand in this industry. Similarly, medical practitioners also get jobs in the oil and gas industry. On the site, medical practitioners are needed for the safety of the huge number of workers who work in risky positions. It is compulsory for these companies to hire sufficient medical staff for the safety of other workers and for any emergency situation. Thus, those who have an expertise in medical field can also find great oil jobs.

Oil jobs in the Gulf are especially sought after because they are quite lucrative. These high paying jobs are the biggest puller for foreign workers in the Gulf. Savings made during the stint in the Gulf can last one a life time. Thus, expatriates from various parts of the world come to the Gulf for oil and gas jobs despite the cultural differences.

About the Author
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Thursday, July 2, 2009

POEA Jobs Abroad in Saudi Arabia: Nurse

Location: Saudi Arabia

* Male or Female
* Must be 22 - 37 yrs old
* Candidate must possess at least a Professional License (Passed Board/Bar/Professional License Exam), Nursing or equivalent.
* At least 2 year(s) of working experience in the related field is required for this position.
* 100 Positions available.

Please Bring the FF:

1. 2 sets of updated resume in short size
2. 2x2 pic 2 pcs.
3. Transcript of records
4. Diploma
5. 3 PRC Attachments
6. Certificate of training and seminar
7. Certificate of Employment.
8. Reference Letter

For Manpower Pooling Only.
Beware of illegal recruiters
No Fees shall be collected from applicants.

3F MRDC Bldg. #85 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City Metro Manila
Tel: 843-3406 / 843-4194 / 843-4259
POEA License#: 153-LB-062303-R

*photo credit from

POEA Jobs Abroad in Saudi Arabia: IT ENGINEER

Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


* Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor's/College Degree in Engineering (Computer/Telecommunication) or equivalent.
* Knowledge of operating systems, hardware, software and networks. Knowledge of methods of implementing and developing applications.
* Knowledge in documents and drawings control.
* Professional technical knowledge in networks and communication links, in networks architecture and sophisticated hardware systems and equipment.
* Communication skills, Interpersonal skills, Time management skill, Planning and organizing skills. Problem solving skills, analytical thinking skills, Follow up and coordination skills, Basic project management skills.
* Must be Male
* Maximum of 45 years old
* Preferably 3 Yrs Experienced Employees specializing in IT/Computer - Network/System/Database Admin or equivalent. Job role in Network/System Engineer or equivalent.
* Full-Time positions available.
* Applicants should be Filipino citizens or hold relevant residence status.

Interested Applicants may apply personally and bring the following requirements or you may send your CV’s / Resume at the address below;

a) Updated CV’s / Resume
b) NBI Clearance
c) TOR / Diploma (Authenticated for professional workers)
d) Certificate of Employment
e) Training Certificate (but not necessary)
f) 2x2 picture (6 pcs.)

(Please submit 1 set photocopy, bring your original copies for verification)

For more details and inquiries you may look/contact for Ms. Beth

For Manpower Pooling Only.
Beware of illegal recruiters
No Fees shall be collected from applicants.

M.S. Brains International Manpower Services Inc.
Unit 1562B Gedisco Center 1564 A. Mabini St. Ermita Manila -
Tel: 522-5994, 5219050
POEA License#: 026-Lb-071206-R




* Candidate must possess at least a Vocational Diploma / Short Course Certificate or Bachelor's/College Degree in Computer Science/Information Technology or equivalent.
* At least 2 year(s) of working experience in the related field is required for this position.
* Male / Female, 23 - 40 years old.
* 10 positions available.

Interested and qualified applicants can send their resume to our office. For inquiries, you can contact me at 09175076884 or 8932445 loc 313 and look for MARLON.

You may also send your resume thru

Global Top International Recruitment
POEA License: 462-LB-031504-R
3/F (Right Wing) #150 Jaka II Bldg. Legaspi St. Legaspi Village Makati City 1200

For Manpower Pooling Only * Mag-Ingat sa Illegal Recruiters

OFW News: Iraq needs 10,000 foreign workers

Iraq needs at least 10,000 foreign workers for reconstruction and infrastructure projects worth $19 million next year, the Iraqi embassy said.

In an interview, Iraqi embassy charge d’affaires Adel Mawlood Hamoudi Al-Hakim said he hopes the Philippine government will lift the ban on Filipino workers in his country.

Speaking through an interpreter, Al-Hakim said Iraq is hopeful that talks between the Iraqi immigration minister and Labor Secretary Marianito Roque will lead to the lifting of the ban.

“For the new phase that we are planning to do in 2009, we have a lot of plans for the infrastructure so we will be needing thousands of foreign workers from outside Iraq, that’s why we are so in need of Filipino help and experience,” he said.

“That’s why we are working to remove this (deployment ban). But we are waiting for the response of the government.”

About 15,000 Filipinos are working for American companies in Iraq, he added.

Al-Hakim said foreign workers are needed for reconstruction and infrastructure projects in the north of Iraq where American and other foreign companies are based.