Twenty-one foreign recruitment agencies and direct employers were blacklisted and 19 erring local recruitment firms were suspended or whose licenses were cancelled in a continuing bid by the government to rid the overseas placement industry of misfits, the labor department reported over the weekend.
Charging training fees from technical intern trainees or housekeepers in special zones in Japan is illegal
No training fees shall be charged from any candidate selected for employment in Japan as part of the Technical Internship Training Program (TITP) or as housekeepers in National Strategic Special Zones (NSSZ).
Beware of Japan school illegally recruiting Filipino teachers
The Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Tokyo reported that a certain Heart English School, a language school in Japan has been directly recruiting Filipino assistant teachers without the proper authorization from the POEA.
The report said a Filipino contact has been facilitating the travel of the teachers as tourists or the conversion of student visas to teacher visas of those already in Japan.