Applicants for these high paying overseas jobs were reportedly paying $649 for the privilege of speaking to the company and being considered for a position.
There was no guarantee of a high paying overseas job, despite the fact that the staffing agency implied there was, according to Consumer Affairs.
In fact, the agency has some bills of their own to pay. Consumer Affairs spokesman Bill Cloud said Kap Staffing has not paid the $2,000 fine it agreed to pay for violating the state’s Fair Business Practices Act. A quick check on the BBB website reveals they have an “F” rating.
This is all began when Raishard Crawford, an Atlanta-area job seeker, scheduled an appointment with Kap Staffing after seeing the ad on Craigslist.
Read the ad below (in bold):
OVERSEAS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES – Compensation $80-$200,000.
*** ALL TRADES NEEDED***
International job opportunities have become more available during this tumultuous economic climate. However, the extremely competitive job market makes it difficult for both job seekers and employers to find each other. Through our dedicated recruitment, assessment, and placement methods, we have found that our career-connecting service is able to efficiently match up qualified job applicants with companies that are seeking to fill positions outside of the U.S. Kap Staffing Solutions places qualified clients with American based companies for overseas employment.
***BENEFITS INCLUDE*** All housing food, transportation, and medical are COVERED! Plus the first $91,400 of your hard earned money is tax free, provided you are not on U.S. soil for more than 30 days within a 330 day contract period. CALL TODAY to schedule an interview with one of our Recruiters at 404-418-4994.
“an executive counciling service cannot guarantee actual job placement”
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However, he and his wife grew suspicious of the company when he noticed negative complaints online and realized that the $649 fee that must be paid whether the company helps a client get a job or not.
The state’s Consumer Affairs office say they discourage people from paying upfront for work placement, as recruiters are usually paid by the hiring companies.
Kap Staffing CEO Josh McCormick refused an on-camera interview with CBS Atlanta reporter Jeff Chirico. And he didn’t respond to Staffing Talk’s attempts to contact him.
He would also not tell CBS Atlanta how many clients he has placed in jobs, saying “it’s none of their business.”
On their website, Kap Staffing calls itself “an executive counseling service that builds and markets resumes for qualified clients to American based companies for overseas employment.”
One job seeker isn’t buying it. And he’s glad he didn’t get sold on the idea of forking over $649 for a job that may never have materialized.
Crawford said it best when he asked Kap Staffing, “What are you guys doing? Are you selling hopes and dreams?”