Trivandrum: Authorities at the Technopark here have urged citizens to be on the alert after it emerged that some fraudsters have been claiming to offer training and 100% placements for job aspirants in companies at the IT Park in the capital city.
The caution comes in the wake of complaints from job seekers and their parents who have lost money after responding to fake advertisements in various publications promising jobs in the companies.
Technopark has informed that it allocates spaces in the park only for legitimately operating IT/ITES companies. As per the contract signed with these firms, they cannot offer training for money. Any training of employees in IT or other areas must only be to meet the firm’s own skill and resource requirements.
According to a statement issued by Technopark, any company that has offered to train people for money or promised 100% job placements as a follow-up to the training has violated the terms of the agreement. Technopark has pledged to tighten the restriction and improve monitoring to tackle fraudulent businesses.
It is also noted that some groups or individuals with vested interests have been using these isolated incidents to defame Technopark and the legitimately operating businesses here.
Authorities have urged job seekers to verify the legitimacy of claims in advertisements by contacting the company directly for details regarding the work, salary and the terms of the contract.
It may be recalled that several companies have, in the past, duped unsuspecting job seekers and candidates in the name of training and placements, the most recent example being Advanced Media Technologies (Amtec).
Aryans Infoway, an IT company which had its offices in Technopark, Trivandrum and elsewhere, had cheated more than 600 of their employees and other job aspirants of nearly Rs.10 crores.
The security deposit for training and placement bug is not new to companies in Technopark. Travancore Software Solutions (TSS), DDL Software, Jay Info System and Ada Software are some of the other companies who have taken lakhs of rupees from graduates, promising them employment and on-the-job training and then disappeared.
The image shows a classified advertisement in a local newspaper ‘Job opportunities for Engineering Graduates in Technopark and Infopark with training and placement’.
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