In a statement, DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said two companies are scheduled to hire OFWs via the International Direct e-recruitment System for the Special Hiring Program for Taiwan (SHPT-IDES) this January 2016.
“Taiwan and the Philippines are benefiting immensely from this OFW hiring system,” said Baldoz.
The two companies are identified as Nanya Plastics and Top Union Electronics.
According to the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Taiwan, Nanya Plastics executives will be traveling to the Philippines from January 13 to 15 to conduct written examination and interview 150 applicants.
“From the applicants who will qualify, Nanya Plastics will choose the top 50 workers for deployment before the second week of February. These will mostly factory and production workers,” said POLO official Llewelyn Diaz in her report.
Top Union has already selected 20 registrants from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) e-registration system.
“The company is requesting the POEA for more details about the job experience of the workers. The POEA is currently arranging for an online interview of the applicants by Top Union Electronics executives,” said Diaz.
In addition to the two companies, Diaz said another Taiwan manufacturing firm, Powertech Technology Inc., has tested the viability of the no-broker system through their re-hiring program.
“The first batch of the re-hired workers who did not pass through private brokers, composed of 27 workers, will arrive in Taiwan on the first week of January,” said Diaz.
Under the SHPT-IDES, it is the POEA that facilitates the OFW recruitment process through its in-house placement facility, the Government Placement Branch.
The bilateral employment system aims to simplify the hiring process and make it easier for Taiwanese employers to directly hire foreign workers without the participation of private recruitment agencies or brokers.
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