HOW TO HIRE FILIPINO WORKER
A prospective employer interested to hire Filipino workers may choose from the official list of licensed private employment agencies (land-based and sea-based) available at the nearest Philippine Embassies and Consulates in their country, or at the POEA website, www.poea.gov.ph.
This list includes POEA agencies that are Excellent and Top Performer awardees. These agencies have been conferred these awards in recognition of their outstanding and exemplary performance in the field of overseas employment and for their vital role in
uplifting the quality of life of millions of Filipinos by providing them gainful overseas employment.
An employer who has identified a Philippine agent which will source his/her manpower requirement must submit the recruitment documents to the nearest Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) at the Philippine Embassy/Consulate for verification. This process
ascertains the a) existence of the company or project; and b) the need for Filipino manpower.
For land-based principals, they should submit the following:
- Special Power of Attorney or Service/Recruitment Agreement
- Master Employment Contract with the minimum contract provision
- Manpower Request. If there is no POLO at the jobsite the employer shall undergo the POEA accreditation process where the local agent submits to the POEA item a, b, and c above as well as the visa or equivalent documents.
For manning principals, they should submit the following:
- Manning agreement containing, among others, the responsibilities of both principal and manning agency with respect to the employment of seafarers
- Special Power of Attorney
- List of ships and their particulars including IMO number
- Crew complement
- Valid business license registration certificate, or equivalent document, or proof of existence of business validated or certified by the issuing authority in the host country; and
- Other documents which the POEA find necessary A foreign principal who acts as
a direct employer of a land-based worker may be registered to more than one (1) Philippine agency while a foreign principal who is licensed to operate as a foreign placement agency may be registered/ accredited a maximum of two (2) Philippine agencies subject to the conditions prescribed by the POEA