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Recruitment Agency FMJ International Suspended for Evading Jordan Deployment Ban
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration has suspended the license of FMJ International Manpower and Allied Services Inc. for using visas issued to sales and restaurant workers and deploy them as domestic workers to other employers in Jordan.
Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac said the POEA has stopped processing contracts of newly-hired Filipino household service workers for Jordan since January 2008.
Cacdac said the POEA, on its own, initiated a complaint against FMJ International for violation of the POEA Rules and Regulations Governing the Recruitment and Employment of Land-based Overseas Workers based on a letter-complaint of Semean Dahdal, human resource manager of Aqaba Grand Stores in Amman, Jordan.
Dahdal alleged that FMJ International, Aqaba’s recruitment agent in the Philippines, has abused the job orders issued to it.
“Upon verification through Aseza of Aqaba and the Ministry of Labor in Amman, the names on the list are all entered as housemaids in Jordan with different sponsors and different local housemaid agencies,” Mr. Dahdal said in his letter.
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