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"It's a hard economy out there and it's hard enough trying to find a job, then you got some company that's taking advantage of the weak, so to speak," he said.
"It's all about the sale," said Warren Oliver, a former employment counselor with Pro Resources. He says their deceptive practices range past expired jobs advertised as open jobs. Oliver says they overstate the number of job listings that are exclusive to them.
Pro Resources' employment counselor material also reads that " You are not to service clients and become a personal counselor."
the positions listed in the paper or posted on job search engines by anyone other than them.
The company George called was Pro Resources, which markets itself as a "premier employment service." Pro Resources' website states: "We are the premier employment service dealing with permanent jobs and top paying employers. We work hard to find 100's of available positions in your community."
Jennifer Solberg is the director of operations for Pro Resources. She tells News 12 their definition of "exclusive" means you won't find Uptempo Nike Air Wheat
George had no idea the job that caught his eye on CareerBuilder advertised by Pro Resources was long gone before Pro Resources even published the ad. The medical job he was interested was with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Human Resources with the VA told News 12 On Your Side that job had closed four days before Pro Resource published the online ad.
"Ed" is a former employee at Pro Resources.
Owens: "What's the number one goal for Pro Resources?"Ed: "Bring them in. Get them to sign."Owens: "Get that money?"Ed: "Get that money."
The manager at the Augusta branch of Pro Resources told News 12 the same thing off camera. Even Pro Resources' sales script reads: "We employ full time job development staff that markets the local area daily to bring in new jobs."
News 12's Elizabeth Owens: "Was the job available when you got there?"George: "No, it wasn't."Owens: "What did they tell you?"George: "They told it me it was not showing or listed, so chances are it was filled."
So News 12 On Your Side looked into Pro Resources' claim of exclusivity. We examined nearly 180 jobs in Pro Sources' database. Out of all those ads, we discovered about 65 percent are exclusive to the employment service, not 80 percent.
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12 that 80 percent or more of the jobs in their system are exclusive to Pro Resources. Even Pro Resources' job development guidelines read, "We must maintain 80 percent exclusive rights to the positions we list in our directory."
And how about those jobs being local?
The unemployed father called the number listed on the ad.
"In order to follow through with job, I had to sign a contract and pay $190 fee," George said.
Instead, "Employment counselors are sales people pure and simple."
or tell you his name. He's embarrassed because he feels like he fell for one of the oldest tricks in the book: deceptive advertising.
An ad on CareerBuilder caught George's eye, "Medical Monitor Supplies and Equipment."
"They say within a 60 mile radius of Augusta," Oliver said.
If you have a complaint about Pro Resources, contact the Better Business Bureau of the CSRA at (706) 210 7676. Any evidence they have will help them make a decision on Pro Resources' accreditation.
It was Nike Uptempo Triple Black only after George paid the fee could he could view the details of the job Pro Resources advertised on CareerBuilder.
AUGUSTA, Ga. Management with a local employment service company claims more than 80 percent of the jobs available through their database are exclusive positions only available through their service. However, a News 12 Special Investigation reveals that number isn't quite right and many of their advertised jobs are not local or exclusive.
"That does not mean the company may not be advertising their job on their internal website," Solberg said.
"I called down there the day before I went down there about the job and they told me the job had a valid date on there," George said.
According to Pro Resources' guidelines for employment counselors: "Your main focus is to wet their appetite and get them to set an appointment for the same day and come in prepared with a fee."
"Tell them whatever it takes as long as you don't go outside of the guidelines. Whatever it takes to get them into that office," he said.
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