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Recruitment Guide

Philippine Overseas Labor Office Jurisdiction

The Philippine Overseas Labor Office verification is the procedure conducted by the Labor Attaché to ensure that all the employment rights, benefits and welfare of Filipino migrant workers at the worksite are duly protected.

By doing the verification, POLO ensures that the employment contracts of Overseas Filipino Workers are consistent with the prevailing employment laws, standards and practices in both the Philippines and the host country, and that the documentary requirements for overseas employment are complied with.

The prefecture where your main office is located will decide which POLO Office to submit your requirements.


POLO - TOKYO

Covers Hokkaido, Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Akita, Yamagata, Fukushima, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama, Chiba, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Niigata, Nagano, Shizuoka, Okinawa, and Yamanashi

1.) Employers need to submit the required documents depending on the type of worker to be hired, which POLO Tokyo will evaluate. POLO-Tokyo may require compliance documents prior to approval.*

2.) After the evaluation, POLO Tokyo will conduct an interview or site visit. If the employer passes, POLO will verify the documents and endorse the employer to the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency.

Note: POLO does not collect fees for the verification process.

3.)UNO will then work hand in hand with you for the recruitment, processing, deployment and monitoring of workers.

4.) Interview with the Labor Attache is required before document verification.

You may get in touch with POLO-Tokyo through the ff. contact details:
For Labor and Employment Facilitation Services
(+813) 6441-0428 / 64410478
polotky@philembassy.net

For Welfare Services:
03-6441-0959
polo_tokyopost@yahoo.com.ph
Fax Number: (+813) 6441-3436

Find out more about POLO-Tokyo's verification procedures here: https://polotokyo.dole.gov.ph/


POLO - OSAKA

Covers Ehime, Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Hyogo, Kagawa, Kagoshima, Kochi, Kumamoto, Kyoto, Mie, Miyazaki, Nagasaki, Nara, Oita, Okayama, Osaka, Saga, Shiga, Shimane, Tokushima, Tottori, Wakayama, Yamaguchi, Aichi, Fukui, Gifu, Ishikawa and Toyama

1.) Employers need to submit documents depending on the type of worker to be hired, which POLO Osaka will evaluate. Interview with the Labor Attache is not required before document verification.*

2.) After the evaluation, POLO will endorse the employer to the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency.

Note: POLO does not collect fees for the verification process.

3.) UNO will then work hand in hand with you for the recruitment, processing, deployment and monitoring of workers.

You may get in touch with POLO-Osaka through the ff. contact details:
Email
Labor Section: pcg.osaka.laborsection@gmail.com.ph
Verification: pcglaborsection.verification2020@yahoo.com
Welfare: pcg.laborsection.welfare@gmail.com

Phone
For labor documentation concerns: +8170 2275 6082
For welfare concerns: +8170 2447 4016

Find out more about POLO-Tokyo's verification procedures here: https://polotokyo.dole.gov.ph/

Visa Programs

Technical Intern Training Program (TITP)

TITP aims to contribute to developing countries by accepting people from these countries and transferring skills through on-the-job training for a certain period of time, up to a maximum of five years.

If you are an employer, it is recommended to partner with a local Japanese Supervising Organization which will act as your support, which will handle your selected intern's work permit, housing and transportation, updating of government documents and your company's POEA Registration.

All companies facilitating the training of Technical Interns are classified as Implementing Organization under the TITP Prorgam.

TITPs are supervised by the Organization for Technical Intern Training (OTIT), which can conduct on-site inspections, request reports from organizations, and support and protect technical intern trainees.

Find out more about the new TITP under the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare through this link: https://www.otit.go.jp/


Specified Skill Worker Program (SSW)

SSW was established for the purpose of coping with labor shortages in Japan, providing employment opportunities for graduates of the Technincal Intern Training Program and speakers of Nihongo with knowledge in their industries.

There are two types of SSW:

Specified Skilled Worker (i) - foreign nationals engaging in work requiring skills which need a considerable degree of knowledge or experience belonging to a specific industrial field. They can be renewed every 1 year, 6 months or 4 months, up to 5 years in total.

There are 14 job categories, listed here: http://www.moj.go.jp/content/001318827.pdf


Specified Skilled Worker (ii) - foreign nationals engaging in work requiring proficient skills belonging to a specified field, particulary the construction industry and shipbuilding and shipyard machinery industry. They can be renewed every 3 years, 1 year or 6 months.

Learn about the two possible types of recruitment for the SSWP:

• Domestic Slide The applicant is in Japan and will be hired in Japan.

• Ex-interns (Philippines to Japan) The applying ex-intern is in the Philippines, whether from the same or different hiring company.


Engineers and other professionals

This type of hiring is for engineers and other professionals, such as specialists in Humanities and International Services like foreign language teachers, interpreters, aviation engineers, civil engineers, knife specialists and others.

1. Employers will need to submit the required documents to POLO for evaluation.

2. After the evaluation, POLO will conduct an interview and/or site visit. If the employer passes, POLO will verify the documents and endorse the employer to the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency.

Note: POLO does not collect fees for the verification process.

UNO will then work hand in hand with you for the recruitment, processing, deployment and monitoring of workers.

Find out more about the Specified Skilled Worker Program here: moj.go.jp


Key Differences among Visa Types

Technical Interns are generally persons with limited knowledge or working experience in the field they are applying for. They have little to no Japanese Language Proficiency and are required to undergo at least 160 hours of Japanese Language Training, shouldered by the employer, before they are deployed to Japan. The monthly net salary for technical interns range from Y90,000 to Y160,000 depending on the industry, prefecture, and scope of work as approved by the the Organization for Technical Intern Training and the Philippine Overseas Labor Office.

Specified Skilled Workers have considerable knowledge and experience in their industry, as proven by their three (3) years' experience under the Technical Intern Training Program or through passing the Skills Test required by the respective Japan Ministry which oversees their industry and their Japanese Language Proficiency of at least N4 Level. Upon selection, they no longer need to undergo training and may be deployed immediately once their Certificate of Eligibility, Visa, and POEA Overseas Exit Clearance (OEC) are released. The monthly net salary for Specfied Skilled Workers start at Y140,000~ depending on the industry, prefecture, and scope of work as approved by the Japan Immigration Bureau and the Philippine Overseas Labor Office.

Engineers have broad knowledge and extensive working experience in their field. Typically a four or five-year baccalaureate holder and with at least five years of working experience in their industry, engineers are specialists in their scope of work. The minimum salary for engineers is Y180,000 monthly as approved by the Philippine Overseas Labor Office.

Frequently Asked Questions

Philippine laws prohibit the direct hiring of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW). Any employer intending to hire OFWs is required to course employment through recruitment agencies accredited by the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA).

Any employer intending to hire OFWs for the first time must undergo accreditation under their corresponding Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO). You may contact the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate to know which POLO your company falls under.

After verifying the employment contract, terms and conditions with the POLO, UNO will submit the documents to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) for accreditation.

The costs of recruitment and placement shall be the responsibility of the principal/employer, which covers payment for the following:

• Visa, including the stamping fee
• Work permit and residence permit, as your government requires
• Round trip airfare
• Transportation from the airport to the jobsite
• POEA processing fee
• OWWA membership fee
• Mandatory Insurance as required by the Philippine Government
• Medical testing as may be required by your government
• Skills or language training as may be required by your government
• Additional trade test/assessment, if required by the employer

You may check the complete list of our Fields of Expertise here.
UNO boasts of 26 years’ experience as a POEA-accredited agency. All UNO workers have working experience in their respective fields and they are
Moreover, we are experienced in sending workers in the following industries:

• Agriculture
• Food Processing and Manufacturing
• Construction and Industrial Works
• Shipbuilding
• Automotive Repair and Maintenance
• Aviation Engineering and Maintenance
• Building Cleaning Management
• Industrial Machinery
• Machine Parts and Tooling Industries

We also have partnerships with TESDA-accredited training schools, as well as schools specializing in Language Training. We ensure the quality of work of our applicants.

• Our 27 years of solid reputation and experience as a foundation and then as a recruitment agency recognized by POEA and the Japanese government.
• Our stance with ethical recruitment, especially the no placement fee rule.
• Strict legal compliance for both our client and workers’ protection
• Our constant monitoring of our workers, and mediation whenever necessary.

Please email us at marketing@unoph.com.
You may also contact Ms. Jane Okumura at +63 917 833 2785 or via Line QR code:



Or Mr. Yoshihisa Yamamoto at +8190-8523-0799.