A job advertisement appeared in a Malaysian newspaper, searching for Malaysian workers at Changi Airport in Singapore, working four days a week and earning a monthly salary of RM10,000 (over S$3,000).
Some media reported that Changi Airport has posted a job advertisement recruiting Malaysian sales assistants and customer service specialists. The job advertisement mentioned that the interview will be held at a hotel in Johor Bahru this Friday (19 Aug).
MCI Group, a manpower agency headquartered in Singapore, posted on Facebook yesterday (17 Aug) clarifying that this was an overseas recruitment event held by the company in Johor Bahru, and the recruitment advertisement was paid for by the company to be published.
The company said that it understands that there have been many recent media reports suggesting that the ad might be “work scam”. Some human traffickers will advertise through social media to lure job seekers into working abroad with high salaries, and then confiscate their passports when they arrive at the destination.
The company explained that the services provided by its MCI Career Services include recruiting at home and abroad, so recruitment activities are often held overseas to find suitable talents for customers.
The company also clarified that, although the job advertisement mentioned was at Changi Airport, their client was not Changi Airport Group. It asked interested candidates to contact the company’s recruitment consultant for details.
Facebook users however, suggested that the job ad may be misleading. They said that upon enquiry, they found out that they would earn a basic pay of between $1,500 – $1,700 and that the work-week may be 4 or 5 days.
One Facebook user who said that he was formerly hired by the same firm said that an employee needed to work a lot of overtime to earn up to $3k in salary.