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No ‘massive recruitment’ at KenolKobil – job offers fake

A Facebook post claims there is “massive job recruitment” with “9,400+ vacancies available” at petrol stations owned by KenolKobil, a Kenya-based oil marketing company.

It says there are jobs for electricians, cleaners, guards, machine operators, salespeople, marketers and accountants. Applicants must be older than 18, speak English, Kiswahili and a local language, and must have at least a “D minus” in Kenya’s secondary school-leaving exams.

The post offers salaries of KSh28,000 a month to “shortlisted” applicants, with an extra KSh4,000 for people in hardship areas. 

It includes a link to a website where applications are to be made. But the link is broken, which is suspicious. Are the jobs legit?



No payment for job applications


The vacancies are not advertised on the careers page of the official KenolKobil website. And the company has shared a screenshot of the post on its Facebook page with a warning that it’s fake.

It says all jobs at KenolKobil are posted on its website and official social media pages.

“We wish to distance ourselves from the job postings and to state that KenolKobil is not recruiting for any vacancies of that sort. All vacancies within the company are hosted on our website and our official social media pages,” the company says.

KenolKobil also warns about “individuals falsely recruiting in the name of KenolKobil Limited and asking for money in the process”.

“Please note that KenolKobil Limited does not request for payment at any stage of the application, interview and review process.” – Dancan Bwire




 

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