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City Swindlers

Monday, November 17, 2008

As unemployment goes up, so do job scams. Jonathan Mintz, commissioner for the Department of Consumer Affairs, explains how to spot predatory employment agencies.

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Comments [3]

O from Forest Hills

I have been temping for four years in Manhattan.

I was never asked for money. The company that hires me as a temp always pays the fee.

Maybe I have been fortunate but I never had a problem with scammers.

Low pay yes but no scammers.

Nov. 17 2008 10:58 AM
Amy from Manhattan

I'm glad to hear the info on DCA's website is available in multiple languages. I hope this conversation is also taking place on radio & TV in multiple languages, especially Spanish.

Nov. 17 2008 10:58 AM
Ed from New York

In my experience, ALL employment agencies have deceptive practices. It seems like standard operating procedure. They all say they have well-paying permanent jobs (and advertise them), but when you get to the agencies, they only have temp work, and half the time they don't even have that. They should all be shut down.

Nov. 17 2008 10:56 AM

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