Jamaica News, February 28, 2018 – Falloons Hospitality Services Job Fair
Kingston, Jamaica (McKoy’s news) – It was a morning to remember when on Saturday, February 24, 2018, all roads led to the Gaynstead High School, located on Central Avenue in Kingston as it related to a job fair advertised by Falloon’s Hospitality Services, located in Florida.
As applicants filed into a classroom that was allocated for briefing, there was talking amongst themselves to ensure that each person had all documents that were listed on the flyer advertised (see below).
The briefing session, which should have commenced at 8:00 a.m., got off to a late start at about 9:20 a.m. with a representative from Falloon apologizing for the late start.
Applicants were told that there is a JA$5,000 registration fee and an interview thereafter. For those persons who did not know about the fee, they could go to the ATM machine, retrieve the money and come back to apply because Falloon’s would be there until 4:00 p.m.
If one passes the interview, they go on to pay for a package of US$2,000, which includes an embassy fee of US$400. However, if you fail the interview done at the school, your JA$5,000 is non-refundable. If you attend the US Embassy and fail their interview, that US$400 is also non-refundable. Once you pass the interview at the embassy, then you are required to pay the remainder of the US$2,000, which is US$1,600. For those persons who get through to work in the US, the salary would be US$10 per hour for a 35-hour work week.
After the briefing, persons who had completed their application forms and had their JA$5,000 with them, waited to be interviewed. However, while this was going on, there was a visit from a representative from the Ministry of Labour who came to relay very important information relating to registering with the overseas-based hospitality services.
Falloons Hospitality Services Job Fair: The representative spoke with law officers on the compound and a representative from the hospitality services, thereby requesting permission to address the crowd of applicants present. While speaking to the applicants, the Ministry of Labour representative informed them that there was an investigation started on Falloon’s Hospitality Services which was not completed as yet and no approval was given to this entity to conduct job fairs in Jamaica. They did not come with a company’s file of their own, yet have conducted two job fairs (one in St Ann and the other in St Elizabeth) already. Kingston’s one should have been the last job fair.
The representative also stated that even if they are certified and registered in their country, there is no document authorizing or permitting them to collect fees here without going through proper procedures to do so. Therefore, the choice now was up to the applicants who already paid their JA$5,000 to either retrieve it and leave or continue to wait for their interview.
While the representative was speaking, there were some applicants who milled around outside the classroom, however, as the news spread about the discrepancies of the hospitality services, the ones who paid their registration fees rushed inside to retrieve their monies.
Thereafter, there was a lot of upset and anger at the fact that all persons who paid their fees did not receive a receipt for payment nor was the company’s name on their application forms and questions were now being asked about how authentic is this hospitality services.
As more and more applicants came through the school gates or even those walking towards the school, previous applicants informed them about what had happened, leaving them to decide whether or not to go into the classroom for registration.
There were other applicants who had registered but decided not to take back their money and went ahead with the interview, scoffing at those who took back their monies and who spoke out against the improper procedures that took place.
This reporter then left the scene.
See below the findings on the Falloon’s Hospitality Services LLC, which would make them certified and authorised to carry out their functions in their state and country but not in Jamaica without approval.
Falloon’s Hospitality Services LLC filed as a Florida Limited Liability in the State of Florida on Thursday, February 25, 2016 and is approximately two years old, according to public records filed with Florida Department of State.