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Nigerian construction giant Julius Berger not hiring, warns of online scams

IN SHORT: A number of Facebook posts claim to help you get a job with the Nigeria-based construction company Julius Berger. They are false, the company said.

Nigerian construction company Julius Berger counts many major projects in its portfolio across the country.

Being employed there would therefore be attractive to many job seekers, as a post on Facebook appears to capitalise on.

The post, dated 26 November 2023, claims to list job opportunities with the company. 

“Job Offers Through Julius Berger Recruitment 2023,” it reads. Some of the positions available Vacancies in Nigeria to apply in The Julius Berger Nigeria falls intomany categories.” It then lists requirements for these.

A photo of construction workers is attached to the post. They are holding the “B” Julius Berger logo.

The recruitment notice appears here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here on Facebook, often listing different phone numbers.

But does Julius Berger Nigeria, with over 13,000 employees, want more?

Scam post imitating Julius Berger

Fake recruitment

Fake job adverts often end up scamming vulnerable jobseekers out of their money.

On 17 December, Julius Berger issued a statement that the job adverts were fake and made by impersonators.

It did not charge for jobs, it said, warning that its branding may be used to scam.

“Please note that all official job opportunities will be posted exclusively on our official channels,” Julius Berger Nigeria wrote on Facebook. “Exercise caution, report suspicious pages, and only trust information from our verified sources. Your safety is our priority.”

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