The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has issued labor advisory no. 7, stating “private establishments are hereby enjoined to accept true copy from the issuing government authority of the pre-employment for First Time Jobseekers (FTJ) during the application process.”

Pursuant to the “First Time Jobseekers Act or Republic Act No. 11261,” it added the concerned government agencies shall issue the pre-employment requirements to the FTJ free of charge.

The law further states that the privilege granted under this Act is limited to one copy and one-time availment. The submission of original pre-employment requirements shall be required once the FTJ is offered the job.