Published on January 24th, 2012 | by john.weir1
Migrants to Australia warned about job scams
There are thousands of jobs in Australia available for jobseekers, but for many, it is a case of “buyer beware”.
Australian Mining reports that QueenslandÂ mines minister Stirling Hinchliffe has warned of mining job scams.He stated that jobseekers should do their research before singing up to agencies which claim to be a recruiting hub for the resources industry.”Shonky businesses are targeting jobseekers wanting to get a foot in the door in the mining industry,” Hinchliffe said.
“We’re hearing about a number of businesses who are overstating the level of assistance they are able to offer jobseekers.The last thing we want to see are the hopes – or the hip pockets – of jobseekers being exploited by unscrupulous operators.These operations – usually set up online or at suburban shopping centres – offer, for a considerable fee, to include the jobseeker’s resume on an exclusive recruitment database that they claim is used by resources companies. As far as we can tell, the database is fictitious and we have no evidence to suggest that these companies have links to resources companies or their recruiters.”
The magazine goes on to outline the case againstÂ David Macartney, who was charged with four counts of obtaining money by deception and two counts of attempting to dishonestly obtain money afterÂ running a mining recruitment scamÂ inÂ Queensland.Â The charges allege he defrauded six people out of more than $32,000 after falsely recruiting them to work for a major Western Australian mining company.
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