Some employers are using wrong contact numbers in advertising job positions, according to the Department of Labor Division of Employment Services director Alfred Pangelinan.
Pangelinan said yesterday that many people have called him up to report the wrong telephone numbers given by some employers, prompting him to dial the numbers.
“I'm finding out that their claim is true,” Pangelinan said. He refused to disclose the names of the employers, saying Labor is now addressing the allegations.
The Labor official said a certain corporation is giving out different telephone numbers or ones that bear another person's name.
He reminded employers that under the present law, these violations carry a maximum $2,000 fine.
“That would be a figure decided by a hearing administrative officer if the case goes that far,” Pangelinan said.
He said they want to send out a message to employers that they just want them to actually provide an easy, fair and equitable access to the job competition that they are offering.
“We're just trying to get things more defined in trying to exhaust the employers' efforts to hire our U.S. eligible workers,” he added.