This is in relation to published articles circulating on social media that a school district in Nevada is hiring teachers and offering $40,900 or PhP 2.1 million annually.
The Philippine Overseas Labor Offices (POLOs) in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, the operating agencies and representatives of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in the United States and in charge of accrediting foreign employers, verifying employment contracts as well as job orders/requests of employers, would like to inform the public, including Filipino teachers, that the Clark County School District (CCSD) has not applied for nor submitted any job order request to hire teachers in said district to the POLOs. For teachers and most professionals to be hired and considered as employees in the United States (nurses and certain classes of professionals being the exceptions), they must have H1B visas or work visas.
Since 2017, the Clark County School District has recruited around 200 teachers as participants in the Exchange Visitor Program (EVP) through the J1 visa, and not as H1 B visa /work permit holders or employees. Teachers who are J1 visa holders are required to return to their home country (Philippines) upon completion of the three-year exchange program.
We emphasize that the J1 visa program is NOT a pathway for employment regularization in the United States.
For clarification and inquiries regarding this announcement, please contact any of the following:
1. Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Washington, D.C.
Email addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org/ email@example.com
Tel nos.: +1 202 467 9426 / +1 202 467 9413
2. Philippine Overseas Labor Office in Los Angeles
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C.
Email address: email@example.com
Tel. no.: +1 202 467 9435
4. Exchange Visitor Program Committee of the Philippines