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Private Recruitment and Placement Agency

Private Recruitment and Placement Agency (PRPA) aims to govern and regulate the activities of all individuals and entities engaged in the recruitment and placement of persons for local employment.

The Department of Labor and Employment is authorized to issue a certificate to an individual, partnership, corporation, or entity to operate a private recruitment and placement agency.

Article 25 of the Labor Code, as amended. Article 15 under the Labor Code of the Philippines, as amended by Executive Order No. 797 -- Regulate and supervise private sector participation in the recruitment and placement of workers locally under such rules and regulations as may be issued by the Secretary of Labor.

By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of Labor and Employment under Article 25 of the Labor Code, as amended, the Rules and Regulations Governing Private Recruitment and Placement Agency for Local Employment was issued on June 5, 1997.

The Bureau maintains a List of Licensed Private Recruitment and Placement Agencies nationwide.


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Private Recruitment and Placement Agencies
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