KPA Clarifies on Advert Announcing 300 Job Vacancies –

The Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) on Thursday, October 27, cautioned jobseekers against falling prey of purported job vacancies within the organisation.
In a statement, the authority termed the advertisement, which was calling for applicants to fill 300 Docker Grade HG4 vacancies, as fake.
The advert claimed that the new hires would report directly to the Gang Supervisor while handling cargo manually in stevedoring and other shore handling operations.
It further tasked them with operating signal cranes and reaching stacker operators when lifting and stacking containers as well as handling and carrying operational gears from one berth to the other.
Other responsibilities included slinging and un-slinging out of gauge containers and loose cargo, physically guiding the equipment operator in positioning of containers onto either terminal trailer, ship, or other road and rail transport as well as physically handling and carrying packages during stripping, verification, surveys and stuffing among others.
“The Authority wishes to warn members of the public to beware of fraudulent recruitment scams and cons claiming to be recruiting on behalf of KPA.
“The con artists are currently circulating a fake advert via digital platforms on recruitment of dockers,” read the notice in part.
The advert was also questionable after its sole qualification for applicants was a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).
Other requirements were a duly signed application letter, a copy of National Identity Card and Curriculum vitae (CV).
The deadline of the fake jobs application had been pegged at November 11, 2022.
Candidates are always advised to counter-check whether a post consists of spelling or grammatical errors as it is uncanny for most businesses to portray themselves in bad light when advertising for vacancies. 
Further, another tip is to do a quick search to ensure a company has an online presence as well as carefully go through the details of the job advertisement. Be wary of quick rich scams that sound too good to be true.
Another red flag to watch out for is the recruiter’s email. Avoid addresses that have a personal domain such as Yahoo, Gmail, or Hotmail.
If the pay is also too good to be true or you have been asked to pay some money, chances are that the job advert could be non-existent.


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