Saturday, September 22, 2012

Attention: Pinoy Illegal Immigrants in South Korea

According to Korean Immigration Service, illegal aliens are given until November 30 to surrender themselves and show up voluntarily and will be allowed to re-enter again South Korea with legal passports six months after deportation. 


Friday, September 21, 2012

Minimum Wage for South Korea in 2013

Next year's minimum wage is 4,860 won per hour as determined 
Notified by the Ministry of Employment and Labor, August 1 - 

And next year's minimum wage hourly pay 4,860 won a final decision by the Ministry of Employment and Labor, this notice announces the August 1 next year's minimum wage applied Labor on June 30 after the minimum wage committee deliberations? decision for 10 days from July 6 as originally determined through the appeal process of the organization. Notice will next year's minimum wage hourly rate basis (4,860) for standard first class (8 hours), equivalent 38,880, and the salary based on a 40-hour workweek 1,015,740 minimum wage workers work overtime allowances, bonuses, welfare benefits, etc. If you get paid on a monthly basis. uniformly the basic salary and fixed allowances should be judged based solely on compliance with the minimum wage, except it be judged should. 

 Affect the Commission's minimum wage rate estimates, according to data from 2582 thousand students next year's applicable minimum wage (hourly pay 4,860 won) 14.7 percent of the overall wage workers to influence the other hand, is analyzed to determine the applicable minimum wage in 2013, the Ministry of Employment and Labor. stewardship projects linking the minimum wage jobs, business and social contribution Map all businesses in the supervisory process, notice, while the minimum wage in order to be compliant 'compliance' minimum wage should be checked ever, while minimum wage violations through intensive monitoring. caught out civic watchdog group, operating through official meetings, including the minimum wage, vulnerable businesses plan to create an atmosphere to comply with the minimum wage, he said.


EPS KLT Reference Materials

For those who want to work in South Korea or those who want to take CBT (Computer Based Test) you need to pass Employment Permit System-Korean Language Test (KLT) or EPS-TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean Language). Here are some of the text references, textbooks and sample test for you to passed the test.

Reference 1
Reference 2
Reference 3
   Part 1
   Part 2
   Part 3
   Part 4
Reference 4
   Part 1 
   Part 2
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Notice for Reinforced Immigration Control of South Korea

Foreigners entering Korea should read this Reinforced Immigration Control Noticed from the president of Human Resource Development Korea.


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

8th KLT Topik Passers

Congratulations to all passers of 8th EPS-KLT. The exam is composed of listening and reading. The exam passers will have a chance to be employed in South Korea. Korea and the Philippines signed a bilateral agreement on the sending and receiving of workers through the Employment Permit System (EPS).

Tally of the 8TH KLT APPLICANTS: 24,021

Total Passers:
6189 = boys
3247 = girls
9436 = total passer

Procedure of Employment via South Korea's Employment Permit System

Employment Permit System is the only legal way through which a foreign worker could land a job in South Korea. This will provide you a guide through the EPS-KLT process.

What is EPS-KLT?

South Korea’s Employment Permit System (EPS) is a government-to-government hiring scheme for foreign workers.

Korean Language Training (KLT) is required under the EPS. Passing the test is required to be included into HRD Korea Job Roster.

First step - Registration for the EPS KLT - done and processed by POEA. Register with the Korean Language Test Registration with non-refundable fee of $ 30. It is on a first-come, first-served basis. POEA will announce the schedule of registration.

Applicants must be:

* Male or Female from 18 to 38 years old
* High school graduate with two years work experience
* College graduate with 1 year work experience
* Physically and mentally fit
* No illegal record in Korea (such as illegal entry or stay; overstaying or run-away)

Upon passing the KLT exam, applicants must submit to POEA the following requirements.

* Original copy of Medical certificate approved physically fit by Medical test centers accredited by POEA and DOH
* Colored scan of passport (clear copy)
* 2 x 2 picture (red background w/ full name tag)
* Application Form from POEA

Applicants must wait for the Results from Human Resource Department Korea. Applicants are given 2 years validity to the Job Roster. Korean employers will choose among the roster of applicants from the online list

Chosen applicant will be contacted by POEA and will be offered a working contract.

Hired applicants should apply for work visa. They will undergo another medical test, a Pre-departure Training from POEA, TESDA, Occupational Health Safety and Health Center, and OWWA.

The worker will shoulder airfares (airplane ticket), work visa fee and other miscellaneous fees.

Note: Passing the EPS-KLT does not guarantee 100-percent employment.

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