As a freelancer I have more than once applied to a vacancy for a contract position only to find there are various levels of subcontracting occurring and that ultimately the ‘job advertiser’ is a consultancy who havent actually won a contract and want to ‘put your name forward to the client’ ie. they want to win the contract for x project based on the candidates CV.
The issue is that the original job advert doesnt specify it and often the recruitment agency are duped into thinking that the contract/job is real and exists, when its actually speculative and dependent on your CV.
Is this practice legal and transparent and shouldnt something be done about it???
Juliet LeFevre

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