More than 2600 people have applied for a five-year-old job advert for the City of Cape Town’s learner law enforcement posts.
The City has urged job seekers to check the dates on adverts before submitting their applications.
The job advert recently made the rounds on social media.
Mayoral Committee Member for Corporate Services Theresa Uys says the job advert is invalid and was sent to prospective applicants via social media and instant messaging services.
The vacancy was advertised in 2017 and became invalid after applications closed on September 8, 2017.
“This is cruel and creates an expectation and false hope for an opportunity for employment. Unemployment in South Africa is at an all-time high and sadly, the youth who are already having difficulty securing jobs, is the target audience,” said Uys.
Job seekers have been urged to check the reference number on job adverts which will always indicate the current year.