The Jamaica Constabulary Power (JCF) has urged job seekers, particularly younger adults, to make sure employment companies are reputable firms earlier than partaking in any enterprise with them.
Investigators say employment companies are getting used as a ploy to defraud individuals of money and in additional critical circumstances, to lure individuals into conditions the place they’re robbed or are in any other case victimmised.
In response to the police these pretend companies use totally different mediums to promote, however using social media is very widespread.
Job seekers are subsequently suggested to make use of the instrument supplied on the Ministry of Labour’s web site to confirm that an company is the truth is an genuine enterprise licensed to function in Jamaica.
The Ministry of Labour’s web site is mlss.gov.jm/departments/mployment-agency-unit/
As well as, mother and father are inspired to become involved within the job search with their kids and information them accordingly.
Younger adults are additionally urged to hunt steerage from their mother and father or one other trusted grownup earlier than partaking any company.
The police say one of the vital fashionable methods utilized by pretend companies embody, asking individuals to pay for uniforms, coaching tools or lodging, and in some circumstances, purporting to supply lodging and meals to the job seeker.
Such claims are normally false.
Individuals ought to interpret any such claims as a pink flag and search assist instantly.
Above all, individuals are being inspired to belief their intuition.
If one thing feels mistaken or ‘off’, name the police instantly.
For those who or anybody you recognize suspect that the company you’re coping with is a entrance for legal exercise, contact the police instantly.
Individuals can name the 119 quantity or Crime Cease at 311.
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