Solomons workers warned about guest worker scams | Pacific Beat

Solomons workers warned about guest worker scams

Solomons workers warned about guest worker scams

Updated 24 December 2012, 16:40 AEDT

The Solomon Islands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has urged the public to seek assistance from the office when applying for jobs with Australia's Pacific Seasonal workers scheme.

This warning comes after more than two hundred people lost their money to a man claiming to be an agent for the scheme in Honiara.

Reports from Honiara say, each person paid up to $4,100 Solomon Islands dollars for the chance to work in Australia.

The first group of Solomon Islanders to join the scheme are now in Tasmania where they will work for 6 months.

Presenter:Caroline Tiriman

Speaker: Jack O'Oi from the Labour Mobility Unit with the Solomon Islands Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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