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Company fakes job offers, dupes workers

Jan. 23, 2012 at 3:38 PM

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A Swedish employment agency offered non-existent, unattractive temporary jobs to save on otherwise guaranteed wages, several employees say.

The staffing company Uniflex is under fire for allegedly providing bogus job opportunities in distant cities to its employees, assuming the commute to work would be prohibitive and the offers would be declined, allowing the firm to withhold the base salary paid to workers between jobs, Stockholm News said Svergies Radio reported Monday.

The public radio service reported the money-saving tactic was discovered when one worker actually showed up for a far-off temporary assignments at the Netfab packaging company, and learned the position never existed.

Uniflex has admitted it offered employees phantom assignments, and that staffers will be credited for their time and availability.

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