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FROM THE PHILIPPINE OVERSEAS EMPLOYMENT ASSOCIATION:
Things you should know about working in Hong Kong
www.poea.gov.ph

Filipinos in UK work as . . .

  • Household Workers
  • Factory Workers
  • Caretakers/ Nursing Aides

No available job vacancies for professionals and skilled workers except for those who may qualify to apply under the Admission of Talents Scheme by the HK Immigration Department.       

Minimum Salary Rate is HK$ 3,270.00

Modes of Recruitment

  • Hiring through Philippine Licensed Recruitment Agencies.
  • Name Hiring (Worker who sought employment on his/her own.)

APPLYING FOR A JOB IN HONG KONG

Documentary Requirements in Applying

  • Resume/Bio-data
  • School Credentials 
    - Transcript of Records High School and/or
    - College Diploma authenticated by DECS or CHED
  • Trade Test/ Care Giving Training Certificate 
  • Employment Certificate/s
  • Birth Certificate
    - Authenticated by the National Statistics Office
  • Passport
  • NBI Clearance
  • 12 passport size pictures Marriage Contract (if applicable)

PROCEDURE FOR AGENCY HIRES

  1. Verify with POEA the license and job order of the agency
    (Hotline: 722-1144/55)
  2. Apply with the agency (if selected)
  3. (If selected) Undergo Medical Examination in a DOH accredited clinic - 3 days
  4. (While waiting for visa) Attend PDOS with an accredited Provider - 1 day
  5. Obtain e-Receipt & e-Card

PROCEDURE FOR NAME-HIRE

  1. Submit documents to the Name-Hire Processing Center for Evaluation
         Requirements
         - Verified Employment Contract
         - Visa
         - Passport
         - 2 Passport Size Pictures
         - Payment for Fees
  2. Undergo Medical Examination with a DOH accredited clinic (3 days)
  3. Attend PDOS at POEA (1 day)
  4. Pay necessary fees at POEA/OWWA Cashier
  5. Obtain e-Receipt & e-Card

Terms and Conditions of Employment

  • Minimum guaranteed wage is HKD 3,270 per month.
  • A rest day equivalent to 24 hours once a week except on official holidays.  
    During official holidays, HHWs are entitled to a rest day with pay.
  • Entitled to paid leave of 7 days after working for a year.
  • An employer must grant a holiday to an employee for each of the additional statutory holidays in accordance with Section 39 of the Employment Ordinance.
  • Entitled to a vacation in her country of origin as specified in her contract.
  • Entitled to 2 sick leave days per month on the first year, and 4 days per
     month thereafter.  Accumulated paid leave days cannot go beyond 120
     days.
  • The sick leave allowance is equivalent to two-thirds of wages. ·   In case an employee gets sick or sustains injury, the employer must provide her/him with free medical attention.
IMPORTANT REMINDERS
  • Do not deal with loan sharks.
  • Do not use your passport as collateral for loan.
  • Taking double jobs is not allowed.
  • Your passport is your personal property.  It is illegal for your employer to keep it.
  • Prior to leaving the Philippines, open a bank account for remittance purpose.
  • Respect Chinese traditions, customs, practices and strictly observe their laws and regulations.

COUNTRY PROFILE 

Geographic Profile

LOCATION:

Eastern Asia, bordering the South China Sea and China

TOTAL LAND AREA: 1,092 sq km
AREA: comparative -six times the size of Washington, DC
CLIMATE: tropical monsoon; cool and humid in winter, hot and rainy from spring through summer, warm and sunny in fall.
POLITICAL STATUS: Special Administrative Region  (People's Republic of China) with one legislative house
The People of Hong Kong
Population 22.6 million   (as of July 2003)
Language Chinese and English
Religion Predominantly Buddhists but tolerant of other religions such as Catholicism and other Christian faith.
Mode of Dressing Western Clothing
The Hong Kong Government

Head of state and government:  Chief  Executive

The Economy

Impressive growth transformed into an international, commercial communication and transport center.

Major linkages between East and West in the area of Business.

 

SOURCE: www.poea.gov.ph