Job seekers warned

2017-06-02 06:00
 Photo: siphelele nketoDepartment of Correctional Services warning post.

Photo: siphelele nketoDepartment of Correctional Services warning post.

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THE Department of Correctional Services has issued a warning about people, who claim to work in the department, and say they can secure them a job at Correctional Services in exchange for money.

This comes after the Department of Correctional Services advertised several learnership programmes in the media last Sunday.    

Notices from the Department of Correctional Services have been put up in shops and public areas in Kokstad warning job seekers about individuals who falsely claim to be staff at Correctional Services.

The Kokstad Department of Correctional Services area commissioner, Eric Mfenqe said it has come to their attention that people are promising jobs for cash.

“People are warned that there is no money involved with the posts that appear in the media. Applicants must come to the office of the department to inquire or check details on the department’s website instead of asking strangers for help.

“People have been warned about this matter many times and we don’t want more victims.”

He said employment forms for the learnership programmes are not for sale and people must go to nearest correctional centres to be assisted by department officials.
The learnership requires applicants aged between 23 and 35 for the Further Education and Training programme. The closing date for applications is 2 June.

According to the post, applicants will be trained in the rehabilitation of offenders and human development in secure safe and human detention. In Kokstad, scores of unemployed young people have been seen at the police station certifying their qualifications with the aim of attaining jobs in the department after the posts appeared in the media.



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