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All about Hong Kong


 
  

All about Hong Kong
- POEA, Jun 26, 2005

Things you should know about working in Hong Kong:

Filipinos in Hong Kong 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.)

Processing Cost For Agency Hire

Placement Fee                                1 month Salary
Processing Fees    
POEA PHP     200
OWWA Membership Contribution                    USD 25 /   PHP   1,275
OWWA Medicare Premium PHP     900
Documentation Cost    
Medical Examination PHP   2,730
Miscellaneous (Passport, NBI clearance, PDOS, notaries, pictures, authentication, etc.) PHP   1,000
Airfare (US$  ) PHP   6,160
TOTAL PHP 12,265

XR: 1USD=56.00 PHP

Processing Cost For Name Hire

Processing Fees    
POEA USD     100
OWWA Membership Contribution                         USD25/  PHP  1,275
OWWA Medicare Premium PHP     900
Documentation Cost    
Medical Examination PHP    2,730
Miscellaneous (Passport, NBI clearance, notaries, pictures, authentication, etc.) PHP    1,000
Airfare (US$  ) PHP    6,160
TOTAL                                                                        PHP  17,665

TOP 10 AGENCIES DEPLOYING TO HONG KONG IN  2003

  • All-Pro Staffing & Consulting Services
  • Active Works Inc. 
  • Std Overseas Manpower Services
  • Angelex Allied Agency    
  • James International Placement Services
  • Ascend International Services
  • Concorde International Company
  • Hongkong Fil International Company 
  • Findstaff Placement Services
  • Love Manpower Resources International

TOP 10 HK PRINCIPALS/EMPLOYERS  HIRING OFWs  IN 2003

  • Emry’s Service Staff Employment Agency
  • Ka Woo Consultants Limited
  • Cable Employment Service Centre
  • Aura Employment Agency
  • Top Maids Employment Agency
  • Overseas Emloyment Centre Limited
  • T & H Employment Centre
  • Top Make Enterprise
  • Yatka Employment & Travel Services
  • Hk-Philippines Employment Agency

APPLYING FOR A JOB IN HONG KONG

Documents to prepare:

*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)

Procedures for Agency Hire:

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

Procedures for Name Hire:

1. Submit documents to the Name-Hire Processing Center

    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 the POEA/OWWA Cashier

5. Obtain e-Receipt & e-Card:

e-Receipt

Exit Permit

Proof of payment (POEA Processing Fee, OWWA Membership Contribution & Medicare Coverage)
Travel Tax &
Airport Terminal Fee Exemption

e-Card

Multi-purpose car
Proof of OWWA Membership
ATM card for remittance purpose

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.

COMMON PROBLEMS

  • Contract Violations
  • Non-payment of claims
  • Maltreatment and abuses
  • Poor working condition
  • Medical Cases (Hospital Assistance)
  • Rape & Sexual Molestation
  • Overstaying
  • Excessive Placement Fees

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.

INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT CENTERS

LABATT BERNARDINO B. JULVE

PHILIPPINE CONSULATE

Room 602, 6th Floor United Center
95 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Tel. No. (852) 2866-4882/2866-7081/2823-8545 Fax No. (852) 8613521

The Labor Office, Department of Labor
12/f Harbor, 38 Pier Road
Central Hong Kong
( 8523-542 )

Filipino Workers Resource
Center  Cheung Sha Wan        
Hong Kong              
(2546 2441

Philippine Banking / Remittance Network

• Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company
• Philippine National Bank
• Equitable-PCI Bank
• Rizal Commercial Banking Corp
• Allied Bank
• Bank of the Philippine Island
• Western Union
• Land Bank of the Philippines

COUNTRY PROFILE

Geographical Background

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 (Legislative Council [60]).

People of Hong Kong

Population :22.6 million   (as of July 2003)
Mode of Dressing: Western Clothing
Religion: Predominantly Buddhists  but tolerant of other religions such as Catholicism and other Christian faith.
Language: Chinese and English

The Hongkong Government

·         Became Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China on 1 July 1997;
·         Not under by China  "one country, two systems "formula;
·         Enjoy a high degree of autonomy.

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.

 National currency  :  Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)

             1USD = 7.8HKD
             1HKD = 7.2PHP
           (as of July 04, 2004)

Transportation System

Ferry boats, Trains, Buses, and Taxi Cabs are widely accessible for intra and inter island travel Note: Right hand drive is observed.  Be cautious and alert at all times.

Telecommunication System

Public Phones, cellular phones, internet are  very accessible.

IDD Country Access Code is 010, 011 or 012 or call 013 for details

Source: OFW Guide

 
 



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