The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) issued yesterday a warning that it has yet to issue the guidelines on the hiring of caregivers under an internship program in Japan.
As such, the POEA urged the public not to be baited by illegal recruiters into taking non-existent caregiving jobs in Japan following the buzz created on the said internship program.
POEA said the recruitment being done purportedly under the Technical Internship Training Program (TITP) of the Japanese government is illegal.
POEA Administrator Bernard Olalia said they have received reports on the unauthorized placement offerings for caregivers under the 2016 TITP Act of Japan.
The POEA released on February the general rules for the implementation of TITP, but Olalia said they will be releasing separate guidelines for the health-care sector.
At the same time, the POEA said recruitment agencies that will continue to use TITP will face administrative and criminal actions if they defraud jobseekers.