Posts Tagged 'employment'

Scamwatch: Salary is too good to be true

Here’s a fun e-mail someone received at another credit union. It’s an attempt to get account information based on an “employment opportunity” with a fake company.

Check it out:

You are welcome by the company W.U.G.
Our company is dealt with the widening its sphere of action and starts to join new employees to its department in the USA. If you have a great desire to earn well-deserved money, to take the opportunity to get good knowledge and to raise yourself,we will be happy to help you with this.

Our company provides its clients with financial services. It is not obligatory to have higher education to start working with us; after several trial tests you will get the chance to study on the house.

To begin cooperation with us you should provide us with the following information:
the number of your personal ID and account details (it would be better to open new account, special for work).

This information will be checked by the business security department W.U.G.

You will get the opportunity to work as a financial manager of one of our clients (at the same time one of our more experienced worker will be able to help you by email or by phone)

Stable salary – 2400 USD and more, duration of working day – 3-4 hours.
If this offer is suitable for you, please do not hesitate to send us an email.

Our contact: mendoza@westjobposition.com

We are glad to hire successful people in our company! Sincerely,
Marco Veliz Mendoza
Chief of staff department
W.U.G. Finance

Isn’t the grammar fantastic? And look at that salary: $2,400 for three or four hours of work. That’s $600 an hour!

That’s also the definition of “too good to be true.” Especially during these times of hardship, beware these kinds of employment offers.

Positive Jackson job news

It’s easy to get doomy and gloomy in regards to the local job market, but a few news items have popped up that are worth mentioning.

One, MacSteel is back to full employment power, says the Jackson Citizen Patriot:

Just days before Christmas 2008, 300 workers at Gerdau MacSteel were told they were being laid off indefinitely. Some held little hope the company would survive.

Then last September, the mill slowly began calling people back to work. But as of today, everyone is back on the job.

The company, which opened in 1974 and employed 380 at the time of the layoffs, saw its steelmaking and rolling sections idled as the recession set in and automotive sales dropped.

And today we learned that Tenneco added 185 jobs:

The Illinois-based company, which manufacturers automotive emission and ride control products around the world, will invest a total of $15.6 million by the end of 2011 in Michigan as it expands to make components for gas and diesel pickups, SUVs and crossover vehicles at four of its plants.

The tax credit is worth $1.8 million over seven years, and the state says it will lead to the creation of up to 185 jobs at its sites in Litchfield, Marshall, Monroe and Grass Lake. In order to receive the full amount of the credit, Tenneco has to create the 185 jobs by next year and maintain them through 2017.

Michigan’s unemployment has stuck at 14.1% as of March, still the highest in the nation, though layoffs haven’t been as heavy as they were in 2009.

“The biggest state job losses in the past 12 months have been 28,000 jobs in manufacturing; 22,000 in trade, transportation and utilities; and 16,000 in construction,” the CitPat reports.

So there. Jackson manufacturing companies adding jobs, which means more opportunities for our members who work there.


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