Escort job on Job Network database

The Federal Government's employment service was today encouraging job seekers to work for an escort agency after the Jobsearch database mistakenly listed two jobs entitled "Ladies of All Ages" according to the deputy leader of the opposition Jenny Macklin.

The blunder was uncovered by an unemployed Tasmanian man registered with the Job Network after using the Jobsearch database at www.jobsearch.com.au

According to the job description, ladies of all ages were needed for a busy city escort service. The ad included a mobile number and job reference number for further inquiries.

Macklin said it is "outrageous that taxpayers money is being used to recruit workers for an escort agency, particularly as many of the jobseekers being targeted are likely to be financially vulnerable".

Calling for an explaination from the Employment Services Minister on how the advertisement was distributed through the database and figures on how many people received the advert, Macklin said steps had to be taken to ensure similar job vacancies are not listed on the site.

"This incident is yet more evidence that the Howard Government's Job Network system is a shambles," she said.

The unemployed Tasmanian man alerted the government by sending an e-mail to Wayne Swan, MP.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Computerworld Staff

Computerworld
Show Comments

Cool Tech

SanDisk MicroSDXC™ for Nintendo® Switch™

Learn more >

Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronographe 44

Learn more >

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Panasonic 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player and Full HD Recorder with Netflix - UBT1GL-K

Learn more >

Stocking Stuffer

Razer DeathAdder Expert Ergonomic Gaming Mouse

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

David Coyle

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

I rate the printer as a 5 out of 5 stars as it has been able to fit seamlessly into my busy and mobile lifestyle.

Kurt Hegetschweiler

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

It’s perfect for mobile workers. Just take it out — it’s small enough to sit anywhere — turn it on, load a sheet of paper, and start printing.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?