Employment cons hit desperate job seekers in fake PSC Ad
SEE ALSO :July pay shocker for civil servantsIt lists 650 offices secretaries’ posts, 1,225 clerical officer jobs and 3,204 community health officer openings among other slots. “We wish to caution potential applicants to ignore the advert, which we suspect is motivated by ill intentions of defrauding them,” Rotich said. The con, in an attempt to look valid, quoted the Public Service Commission Act, “…a person who gives false or misleading information to the commission is on conviction liable to a fine not exceeding Sh200,000 or imprisonment for a term not two years or both”. Right platform PSC boss Rotich added that the commission announces vacancies in the public service through using authentic media platforms, and their website.
SEE ALSO :Civil servants face looming job lossesThe employment scams often prey on the desperation of job seekers who seem to be increasing each day. According to data from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) released in 2018, the unemployment rate had declined steadily over the last 10 years to stand at 7.4 per cent. The data stated that seven million Kenyans are unemployed and only 1.4 million are actively looking for work. The survey also painted a grim picture of the growing youth unemployment, with a huge chunk of the population aged between 20 and 24 not engaged in any work or business. Nine in every 10 unemployed Kenyans were 35 years and below.
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