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Don't pay for farm work programme

Published:Tuesday | May 21, 2013 | 11:03 AM

The Labour Ministry is reminding Jamaicans that no money should be paid to anyone for participation in the Overseas Employment Programme.



The ministry says it has learnt that unscrupulous persons, purporting to be its agents, have been collecting money from members of the public for placement in the farm work programme, to the United States and Canada.



It says such programmes are free.



The Ministry is also advising individuals not to hand over their passports to anyone.



It’s also urging persons who have been approached and offered placement in the programmes for a fee to report the matter immediately to the nearest police or the Ministry at 922-3904.



The Ministry is emphasising that any person engaging in conspiracy or collusion to illegally gain access to the Overseas Employment Programmes will be permanently banned.



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