Con man offers jobs in exchange for cash

2015-10-28 06:00

HULAMIN would like to put on record that the public should not pay people who promise them placement at Hulamin’s Pietermaritzburg plants.

This comes after a local woman told the newspaper that she had been approached by a con man who introduced himself as a Hulamin employee last week. She said that she was told to pay R1 500 for a job placement which was scheduled to start this week. The victim, who preferred to remain anonymous, said she believed the job offer was legit.

“I came across this man and he was wearing the branded blue Hulamin work gear. He told me he had to hire 60 people to work at Hulamin. He told me that to get placement I had to pay him R1 500. He said that the person who pays first gets the job and I believed him. I have been unemployed for years and paying was my only option. However, after I had deposited the money he told me that I had to pay an additional R1 500. That was when I became suspicious,” she said.

Hulamin’s group communications manager Noma Kanyile said that to get a job at Hulamin job seekers should not pay bribes.

“Hulamin condemns any exploitation of job seekers. We use bona fide agencies for recruitment and no applicant will be asked money in order to secure an interview,” she said.

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