July 11, 2014 – The Justice for Job Seekers Campaign received a boost this week when New York’s Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that his office has reached an agreement with five New York City employment agencies to end predatory practices targeting vulnerable job seekers. The campaign, being conducted by a coalition of New York community organizations of which NICE is a part, is calling on the state to crack down on predatory employment agencies and increase protections for job seekers through legislation introduced in the New York State legislature this year by Assemblyman Francisco Moya and Senator Diane Savino (A. 09742/S. 07742).
Every day, predatory employment agencies take advantage of our most vulnerable population, unemployed low-wage and immigrant workers desperate for work. Agencies routinely charge fees without providing a service, demand exorbitant fees for job placements, and refer workers to jobs that pay below the minimum wage. Continue reading Justice for Job Seekers Campaign Gets Boost from NY Attorney General Agreements with Five Predatory Employment Agencies