Majority of the Overseas Filipino Worker in Taiwan are working in the industrial sector, mostly in semiconductor and electronics factories. While 20 percent are domestic helpers and caretakers.
Many Filipinos who wants to work abroad are usually and always concern about the amount of money they would need for the processing of working documents, about the amount for placement fees and others.
Licensed recruitment agencies listed under POEA are allowed to collect placement fees that is equivalent to the one month salary of the deployed OFW. For example, if your one month salary in Taiwan is NT$24,000 then NT$24,000 is equivalent to 40,800 pesos which will be the placement fee. Although Taiwan may charge fees more than the one month salary because of additional fees such as broker’s fees, etc.
Applicants will only pay the placement fee once they have already signed an employment contract.
But some companies give refund once the employee started to work in their company.