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DOLE Bicol warns job seekers vs illegal local recruiters, fake job ads on online, social media

Legazpi City, Albay – With the rise in the number of job seekers searching online for employment opportunities, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Bicol has issued on Friday its advisory against illegal local recruiters and fake job advertisements online and social media.

Regional Director Ma. Zenaida Angara-Campita said that digital platforms are widely utilized in various transactions nowadays and along with it is a trend that gives opportunity for fraudsters to exploit job seekers with fake job offers as a way to extract personal information and bank details

“It is very timely and relevant that we advise our job seekers of some tips on how to identify and avoid online job scams,” Campita added.

The advisory says that job seekers must be keen on job ads riddled with misspellings or grammatical errors in job ads, or a contact email address that is not the primary domain of the organization or company.

They are advised to be careful of jobs that request your bank account information or an upfront fee as any demand for money is a bad sign.

“It its best to check on the firm’s reliability, credibility and complaint record with friends or contacts from the industry. Look for the official website, if there’s any. Don’t rely on social media accounts,” Campita stressed.

Campita encouraged job seekers to look for job vacancies in the DOLE Labor Market Information posted on DOLE Bicol FB page, DOLE and LGU-PESO offices or join in authorized Job Fair being conducted by DOLE, PESO, LGU and legitimate partners.





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