Solomon Islanders Warned Against Fake Seasonal Worker Recruiters

Posing as recruiter for Australian scheme, agent cons locals out of money

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, Nov. 3, 2016) – Solomon Islanders are being warned about fake agents pretending to recruit seasonal workers to go Australia and New Zealand.

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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