HR firm warns of Facebook page using its credentials to lure job applicants
MANILA, Philippines — ManpowerGroup Philippines, a human resource company, warns that a page on Facebook — named Global Hire International — has been using its credentials and pretending to part of it to lure job seekers into applying.
Global Hire sends e-mails using the name of Prime Manpower Resources Development Inc., which is an affiliate of of ManpowerGroup.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, ManpowerGroup said it had not opened any job vacancies or job orders for Canada with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).
“It has come to our attention that certain individuals have posted in a Facebook group, Global Hire International, overseas employment opportunities claiming that they have open job orders for various positions (Housekeeper, Fruit Packer, Cashier, etc) in Canada,” ManpowerGroup said.
“And when applicants signify their interest in the comments section, they get an FB Messenger reply giving details of the position and claiming that Prime Manpower Resources Development Inc. is the hiring agency,” it added.
“It has come to our attention that certain individuals have posted in a Facebook group, Global Hire International,…
According to ManpowerGroup, the Global Hire page is asking for P3,000 as a permanent slot reservation fee that may be sent through pay centers.
ManpowerGroup said it required no such fee from applicants to its legitimate jobs openings.
“We would like to inform the public that Prime Manpower Resources Development Inc. DID NOT POST THESE ALLEGED JOB OPENINGS. In fact, we have no current open job orders (MRL) registered with the POEA for any Canadian employer at this time,” the company explained.
“More importantly, Prime Manpower does not require any form of payment from applicants in exchange for employment or any cash bond to guarantee interview slots with any of our employers,” it stressed.
According to Dax Jaurigue, director of operations of ManpowerGroup, the fraudulent site only picks agencies listed on websites like that of POEA.
“These criminals just pick agencies listed in the POEA website or Workabroad and use that agency’s credentials to lure people into their scheme,” Jaurige told INQUIRER.net.
“In fact, they do pretend they are part of us as they use our credentials and pretend to be people hiring for the company,” he added.
As of this writing, the page is still active over Facebook and has over 162,000 likes. Its last post was made on April 17 — a reminder for skilled and nonskilled workers to submit their application forms.
The post also claims that there is no placement fee and no processing fee needed, contrary to the statement of ManpowerGroup.
However, people commented to ManpowerGroup that they had received e-mails from the page asking for payments in the amount of P3,000.00. And that the said emails claimed to come from Prime Manpower.