On Saturday May 6, 2017 I saw a Craigslist ad for a staffing agency seeking workers for a large, long term job. They actually wanted people to come in that Saturday to fill out the application. I waited until Monday figuring that the work will be there if it’s long term. I got to the office Monday morning around 9 am after stopping at another labor hall first, and the place was dead silent. Not one person in the building. I told the black lady with braids behind the desk that I was responding to the ad on Craigslist and she gave me an application. I took a seat and began filling it out. My antenna immediately went up when I saw four pages of the application had to do with the (WOTC) Work Opportunity Tax Credit. I filled out all but one form which wanted me to state that I had been unemployed for less than 27 weeks or that I have received unemployment benefits. Neither of which is true. I work security and just wanted some extra money. I gave the lady the application and she hi-lighted the section of the form that I had intentionally skipped because it wanted me to attest to a lie. I told her that neither statement was true so I couldn’t sign the form stating that it was. She said the corporate office needs that form filled out, that it’s just something that they need. I asked her about the two boxes which ask me to choose if I’ve been unemployed for less than 27 weeks or the other that wanted me to say I’d received unemployment benefits when i haven’t. She said to just sign the form and corporate will fill in the rest. I took the entire packet and walked out the door. | I have previous experience with these employment fraudsters. Back in 2012 I filed a report (#1022471) while living in Orlando about two security firms Staffpro and Andy Frain who stole my information for the purpose of collecting the WOTC. This fraud has been going on for a long time. But I guess since only the poor working man is being hurt, no one cares. I filed complaints with the Attorney General of Florida and the Federal Trade Commission on those two companies, but there are millions of other companies perpetrating this scam every day. | Lots of day labor halls are doing this scam. They have dozens of people standing and sitting around their buildings, hoping to work every day. But the people behind the desks only want new applicants that haven’t been used for the tax credit. People should think, if I have to wade through dozens of people not working, what makes me so special that I’ll be put to work. They are making money just taking applications. No need to actually hire anybody.
- Name: Skilled Resources
- Country: United States
- State: Florida
- City: West Palm Beach
- Address: 1551 Forum Place Suite 400B
- Phone: 561-585-9859
- Website: www.skilledresources.com