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DOLE told to tighten grip
against illegal recruiters

With the entry of new college and university graduates to the long list of job seekers, Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. yesterday urged the Department of Labor and Employment to tighten watch against illegal recruiters and fly-by-night manning and placement agencies.

“The DOLE and the national police should protect our fresh graduates from falling victims to these syndicates,” Marcos said.

Some 700,000 college/university graduates will be joining the labor force after their graduation this March, adding up to the country’s 2.96 million unemployed workers.

They will require applicants to pay different kinds of application fees and then the next day they will find the office they applied with is already closed and their money is gone, he added.

He advised the applicants to seek, as much as possible, direct hiring offices instead of employment agencies.

The DOLE, he added, should also make the applicants aware of the relevant requirements needed to be complied with and the fees that should be paid when applying for a job so that they will not be duped.

Marcos likewise called on the leadership of the Philippine National Police to set up complaints desk in every precinct for complaints against illegal recruiters.*PNA


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