The post says the retailer is looking to hire cashiers, cleaners, general workers, drivers, packers and security officials. Applicants need to have grade 10, 11 or 12 qualifications, and “must be willing to work and learn”.
The post links to a poorly designed website where job seekers are supposedly required to apply.
The post also tells users to “comment ‘YES’ so we can notice you”. This is similar to other job ads on Facebook that Africa Check has found to be fake.
‘Official job listings posted on website’
We asked Mr Price if the job ad was real.
“Please note that all our official job listings are posted ONLY on www.mrpcareers.com and you must apply there to be considered for a vacancy,” the Mr Price customer care department told Africa Check.
“The rest of our recruitment process is conducted telephonically and in person. In addition, we will never ask you to pay a fee to get or secure a job.” – Dancan Bwire
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