As the news today in Recruiter has spoken of a 300% rise in complaints to SAFERjobs (Safe Advice for Employment and Recruitment), Dcs would like to welcome the government’s intervention into the matter.
There are increased amounts of scam jobs and fake recruitment information, particularly online. Preying on job hunters – who may be vulnerable and low paid at that point – is completely unacceptable, and employment minister Damien Hinds’ below statement is appreciated by those of us in the legitimate recruitment industry:
“It’s unacceptable that jobseekers, typically ordinary people on low income, are being targeted by fraudsters. Looking for work can be tough enough and even the smallest setback can derail the most promising careers. That’s why I’m calling on more recruitment companies and job boards to take their responsibilities seriously, and follow our lead by promoting the excellent work of SAFERjobs.”
Dcs would like to assure all of our customers that the jobs we post are in each case fully above board. Additionally, we will never ask for money in advance.
There is also a more detailed report published today by Labour Market Enforcement, which can be found here.
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