Warning against fake recruitment agents in Solomons

8:14 pm on 3 November 2016

Solomon Islanders are being warned about fake agents pretending to recruit seasonal workers to go Australia and New Zealand.

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Photo: RNZ/Johnny Blades

The government's Labour Mobility Unit said it issued the warning in response to an incident last month, where a person reportedly posing as a recruiting agent conned locals out of large sums of money.

Anyone interested in applying for seasonal work is advised to go to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' labour mobility unit for advice.

There are nine Solomon Islands recruiting agencies for the New Zealand Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme, but no registered local agents for the Australian Seasonal Workers Programme.

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