First Time Job Seekers Act (Republic Act 11261) exempts first-time job seekers from paying for documents they need to submit to potential employers.
Senator Joel Villanueva hailed the recent signing of the First-time Jobseekers Assistance Act (RA 11261) which waives government fees and charges on documents needed by first-time jobseekers for their employment.
Under the law, individuals who seek employment for the first time will be able to secure identification documents and clearances issued by the government for free.
First-time applicants will only be asked to submit a barangay certification as proof that the individual is a first-time jobseeker. The law covers not only fresh graduates but also out-of-school youth.
The following documents are free of charge for first-time job seekers:
- Police Clearance Certificate
- NBI Clearance
- Barangay Clearance
- Medical Certificate from a Public Hospital
- Birth Certificate
- Marriage Certificate
- Transcript of Academic Records issued by State Colleges and Universities
- Tax Identification Number (TIN)
- Unified Multi-purpose ID Card (UMID)
- Other documentary requirements issued by the government that may be required by
employers for job applicants.