The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration yesterday warned overseas Filipino workers about a recruitment agency based in Kuwait that was allegedly enlisting applicants to work in the United States of America.
Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac said a certain Bill W. Valenzuela has posted in his Facebook account an invitation to Filipino workers to apply with Valley Chandelier Recruitment Agency and General Trading located at Kuwait City which purportedly has vacancies for 5,000 cleaners.
Cacdac said neither Bill W. Valenzuela nor Valley Chandelier Recruitment Agency and General Trading has authority to recruit Filipino workers for overseas jobs.
Cacdac said there were reports that the agency has been collecting fees from applicants and some OFWs in Kuwait have already returned to the Philippines to prepare for the supposed interview at the US Embassy in Manila.
The Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Kuwait and Washington D.C. are presently investigating the reported illegal recruitment activity of Valley Chandelier Recruitment Agency and General Trading and its possible cohorts in the United States.
“I advise job applicants to always be wary of illegal recruiters and other employment scams and make sure they are dealing only with recruiters that were authorized by the POEA,” Cacdac said.