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  • The Ministry of Labour and Social Security will this year be stepping up efforts against job scammers, who continue to prey on Jamaicans.
  • This was disclosed by Minister of Agriculture, Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier, who warned that persons found to be offering non-existent jobs will be prosecuted
  • He stressed that these unscrupulous persons cannot be allowed to get away with fleecing Jamaicans out of their hard-earned money by promising them jobs overseas, which do not exist.

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security will this year be stepping up efforts against job scammers, who continue to prey on Jamaicans.

This was disclosed by Minister of Agriculture, Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier, who warned that persons found to be offering non-existent jobs will be prosecuted.

He stressed that these unscrupulous persons cannot be allowed to get away with fleecing Jamaicans out of their hard-earned money by promising them jobs overseas, which do not exist.

The Minister was speaking on Tuesday (January 6) at a send-off ceremony for the first batch of farm workers for 2015 under the Ministry’s Overseas Employment Programme, held at the Overseas Employment Services Centre in Kingston.

Mr. Kellier further urged the public not to engage with persons offering jobs overseas without making the necessary checks with the Ministry to ensure they are registered with legitimate employment agencies.

“There are a lot of people…offering opportunities and charging you all sorts of money. Tell your brothers and sisters not to accept it; there is one legitimate place that deals with this matter, right here at the Ministry of Labour and Social Security. One place that clears the employment agencies is the Ministry of labour and Social Security operated by the Government of Jamaica,” he said.

 

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