Scammer Targets Fayette Co. Woman Looking For Work-From-Home Job - CBS Pittsburgh

Scammer Targets Fayette Co. Woman Looking For Work-From-Home Job - CBS Pittsburgh


Scammer Targets Fayette Co. Woman Looking For Work-From-Home Job - CBS Pittsburgh

Posted: 19 Feb 2021 04:15 PM PST

BELLE VERNON, Pa. (KDKA) — Lisa Garber of Belle Vernon said she was shocked when a new job opportunity fell into her lap earlier this month.

"I mean that's everybody's goal, to work from home and make $30 an hour," said Garber.

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Garber was approached for a data entry/customer service position by someone she thought was a recruiter from Amedisys, a reputable home health provider based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The recruiter said they found Garber's resume on a website she never even used.

"On Career Builder, which I don't even know how I got it out there," Garber told KDKA.

She interviewed through an instant messaging app, landed the job and received a job offer letter.

"Everything seemed legit," said Garber.

The woman said the recruiter mailed her a check which was supposedly a signing bonus. Her mail carrier called on the day the check was supposed to be delivered, letting her know the letter was flagged as fraud.

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The entire offer was a fraud. It's a growing scam happening nationwide. Amedisys is now warning people about the scheme on its website, cautioning job seekers that these criminals are even requesting money for work equipment.

Caitlin Driscoll, the director of public relations for the Better Business Bureau of Western Pennsylvania, told KDKA, "None of their representatives are going to ask for or send payment to a job seeker via cash, check or money order. In this case, the scammer even requested access to this consumer's utility bill, which can open you up to the risk of being slammed."

These criminals are reportedly using stolen photos from the LinkedIn pages of real recruiters, making it even harder for people like Garber to realize their dream job is actually a nightmare in disguise.

"There was the excitement. That kind of money working from home, I'm sure you would probably do the same thing," said Garber.

Amedisys issued the following statement regarding the employment scheme:

"It has come to Amedisys' attention that job seekers have been contacted by individuals who are falsely representing themselves as Amedisys executives and recruiters. The candidates have been contacted from email addresses that do not contain the "Amedisys.com" domain and through text messages stating that the job seekers qualify for a position with Amedisys."

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To read more about the scheme and learn where to file a report, visit the company's website here.

New PeopleScout Study Reveals the Best Entry-Level Jobs for People Who Want to Change Careers - PRNewswire

Posted: 18 Feb 2021 08:00 AM PST

CHICAGO, Feb. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- PeopleScout identifies the best entry-entry level positions for the millions of out-of-work Americans looking to change careers because of the coronavirus pandemic.

For those looking for a new career, PeopleScout has analyzed millions of full-time job postings to identify the jobs and industries that are hiring entry level workers now. All roles on this list require 0-2 years of experience, though some require specific certifications or degrees. PeopleScout's analysis also shows that demand for these roles is growing.

Drivers of heavy and tractor-trailer trucks make up the largest number of current job openings, followed closely by a large number of roles in the medical field. Customer service, technology, banking and accounting, and human resources positions also were among the top jobs available.

"At PeopleScout, we know workers, particularly from the leisure and hospitality sector, have been hit hard by the pandemic," said PeopleScout President Brannon Lacey. "Recent surveys have shown that more than half of unemployed workers are looking to change careers. This study identifies the types of entry-level positions with the most open jobs today. We know that some workers are looking to bring their existing skillsets into new roles immediately, while others are looking to obtain additional education or certifications. Our analysis shows there are opportunities for both types of workers."

This PeopleScout study examined more than 3.8 million full-time, entry-level jobs posted since November 2020. This study is intended to help workers who are looking to shift careers identify the best opportunities.

The full list of jobs includes:

  1. Drivers (Includes drivers of heavy and tractor-trailer trucks, light trucks and passenger vehicles)
  2. Medical workers (Includes nurses, respiratory therapists, medical and health services managers, medical assistants, lab technicians, home healthcare aids, physical therapists and pharmacy techs)
  3. Maintenance and repair workers
  4. Customer service representatives
  5. Technology workers (Includes software developers, computer user support specialists, network and computer systems administrators, computer systems analysts and information security analysts)
  6. Stockers and order fillers
  7. Sales representatives and managers
  8. Secretaries and administrative assistants
  9. Banking and accounting positions (Includes accountants and auditors, bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks, financial managers, loan officers and financial investment analysts)
  10. Human resources specialists

For those looking to change careers, PeopleScout recommends refreshing your resume and LinkedIn profile to highlight skills and experience that translate to your desired new career.

Unemployed workers can also find job training in their areas through the American Job Center Network. Workers who were laid off may be eligible for training services through the Dislocated Worker program through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Those who qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program food benefits may also qualify for SNAP Employment & Training programs.

About PeopleScout
PeopleScout, a TrueBlue company, is the world's largest RPO provider managing talent solutions that span the global economy, with end-to-end MSP and talent advisory capabilities supporting total workforce needs. PeopleScout boasts 97% client retention managing the most complex programs in the industry. The company's thousands of forward-looking talent professionals provide clients with the edge in the people business by consistently delivering now while anticipating what's next. Affinix™, PeopleScout's proprietary talent acquisition platform, empowers faster engagement with the best talent through an AI-driven, consumer-like candidate experience with one-point ATS and VMS integration and single sign-on. Leveraging the power of data gleaned from engaging millions of candidates and contingent associates every year, PeopleScout enhances talent intelligence for clients across more than 70 countries with headquarters in Chicago, Sydney and London and global delivery centers in Toronto, Montreal, Charlotte, Bristol, Krakow, Gurgaon and Bangalore. For more information, please visit www.peoplescout.com.

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Websites To Find Work From Home Jobs Hiring During The COVID-19 Crisis - Forbes

Posted: 31 Mar 2020 12:00 AM PDT

The coronavirus pandemic is slashing jobs by the day. Unemployment claims in the U.S. are skyrocketing, setting a modern record of 3.3 million new filings for the week ending March 21. With so many in the country now without work—and, with millions living under shelter in place orders—finding work can be even harder. 

If you're one of the many worrying about making money right now, finding a work from home job could be your saving grace. While there are many sites that advertise work from home opportunities—both legitimate and less so—the operative word here in the job listings is "remote."

The following resources focus specifically on remote job listings. Keep in mind that some of these platforms are for freelance jobs, which means you'll be responsible for paying taxes and won't qualify for the usual company benefits like health insurance, retirement plans, etc. These could be good gigs to get into for the meantime.

Like any job search, you'll want to have a polished resume and be ready to go on the hunt for work. These 10 platforms will help you get started:

1. FlexJobs

FlexJobs is one of the largest and most popular platforms to find remote work. Members can search for remote jobs by career field. One of the most helpful aspects of FlexJobs' platform is it shows a posting date for each job, as well as whether the job is full-time, part-time or freelance. 

Accessing the website's job listings does require a membership fee, which can be purchased on a weekly, monthly or yearly basis. FlexJobs is currently offering a discount on its membership prices up to 50% off by using the code JOB at checkout. This discount is valid now through April 30.

2. Remotive

Remotive is an online job board that lists software development, customer service, product development jobs and more. Accessing Remotive's job board is free, and all listings have a posting date and redirect to the company's internal job post if you're interested in applying. 

3. FreeUp

FreeUp is a platform for freelancers with expertise in the e-commerce industry, in tasks like customer service, social media management, SEO, email marketing, data entry and more. Candidates are put through a vetting process and interviews before being granted entry into the platform. Applying requirements include a resume, portfolio, internet speed test results and information about your services.

FreeUp could be a tough platform to gain entry into, but freelancers who are accepted will have access to basic level, mid-level and expert level jobs that can pay from $5 per hour to more than $75 per hour. Additionally, payments are made on a weekly basis.

4. Boldly

Boldly connects individuals with work from home positions that are W-2 positions, meaning those who are hired will be treated as staff employees and receive Boldly company benefits, rather than just being contractors. Both part-time and full-time positions are available, but Boldly requires workers to be available during normal business hours and commit to 20 hours of work per week.

Individuals interested in the Boldly platform will have to apply and go through an interview before being matched with relevant businesses. To qualify, individuals need at least seven years of work experience within their professional industry or field of speciality, as well as a fast and reliable internet connection and strong time management skills. After being accepted, Boldly matches its candidates with the appropriate businesses based on skill set and experience.

5. Remote.co

Remote.co is a free online job board that posts jobs for various remote jobs, including developers, customer service representatives, designers, sales professionals and editors. Job listings range from part-time to full-time and redirect to the companies' internal job posts if you're interested in applying. 

6. Outsourcely

Outsourcely is a platform that connects remote freelancers with companies looking for part-time and full-time workers, ranging from customer support and data entry, to project managers, virtual assistants and email marketers. One major advantage of Outsourcely is that it works with companies who are looking for long-term workers, rather than those hiring for short-term projects. Creating a profile is free, and once a profile is completed, users have the ability to look at job postings. 

7. We Work Remotely

We Work Remotely posts both full-time and part-time remote jobs across a wide range of industries, including sales and marketing, design, writing, teaching and more. Accessing the online job board is free. Additionally, users can sign up to have new listings in specified industries sent directly to their email inbox daily. 

8. Dice

Dice is a free online job board specifically for those in or seeking tech careers. Job listings include full-time and contract work. Dice offers users the ability to search by job title, skill (such as Django or JavaScript) and category (remote jobs is a category). Additionally, users can create free profiles to receive personalized job listings based on their preferences and skill sets.

9. Textbroker

Textbroker is a free job platform specifically for writers looking for gig work in content marketing, including work for corporations, small- business owners, e-commerce and social media. To have access to the platform, prospective users have to complete a short article that will rate their writing skills. Once completed, Textbroker lets users choose their own gigs on their own time, and completed work will be paid weekly (as soon as $10 or more is earned). 

10. Remote Jobs Club

Remote Jobs Club is a biweekly email newsletter featuring remote jobs throughout a variety of industries, including marketing, content writing and UX jobs. If the idea of pouring through hundreds of jobs listings overwhelms you, signing up for their newsletter can cut back on the work you'll need to put in to find remote jobs. 

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