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BEWARE of New Hoirzons agency based in Harlem NYC especially new grads!!!

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Hi all,

I am happily employed now with a agency in NYC that is not this agency doing a full time pediatric home case. They are actually known as White Glove Homecare and they are a fantastic company thus far to work for. I couldn't be happier.

Now on to the crap I put up with beforehand looking for work from a agency that is nothing but a scam that stole my money (New Horizons based in Harlem NYC) and sent me to interviews with Homecare agencies that never even knew I was coming!! I wanted to let all new grads know of how I was conned by an agency when I was a new Graduate looking for work in December. I saw an ad on Craigslist for a agency in Harlem that was accepting new graduate nurses. I should have trusted my instincts when I went in for a interview but I really was hoping my instincts were wrong. I put together all of my documents and paid the one time fee of $80 and was promised a job doing Homecare and then eventually it would lead to a union job working in a LTC facility. Well I was NEVER given work or a interview for that matter. I hate to sound cocky but I knew if I had a interview I could have got a job. They had promised me work within two weeks and thank god I didn't quit my restaurant job or I would have been financially screwed. This so called agency wouldn't answer my phone calls or emails and pretty much just stole my money. I threatened them that they would be hearing from my lawyer and they sent me a text telling me they would be returning my money but I have yet to see it. It's not the $80 that matters it's the fact that they are preying on new graduates and stealing money from them. If they get away with this a few times a day they are making a living off of it. I am reporting them to the better business b but I know I'll probably never see that money again. I am more mad that I wasted time waiting to hear from them when I could have been exploring my options.

Long story, trust your instincts. If something doesn't seem right it probably isn't.

Nurse King

melcuba, LPN, LVN

Specializes in Lpn, lpn to RN student, NP hopeful. Has 5 years experience.

That's terrible! Thanks for the heads up.

I learned right out of high school during the 90s never to pay an agency to find me employment. Those

scams have been around forever. A little common sense goes a long way. Go to HR directly, there's no need for a middle man.

As I stated I didn't trust my instincts. I do have common sense but I'm a new nurse and was desperate for a job. Guess I learned my lesson.

Nurse King

lvnforschool

Specializes in School Nursing.

It was more frustrating after graduating trying to find a job as a new grad then going thru the lvn program! lol

Everyone wanted experienced nurses, but no one would hire a new grad so you could get that experience. After 6 months and mulitple applications and about 4-5 pointless job interviews I got hired, basically by default, when the new hire decided she wanted to go back to school and the position needed filled asap. I was lucky I had savings to live off during my 6 month search, but it can be stressful and sometimes we dont see clearly that an opportunity might be a scam. Thanks for the heads up to other grads ;)

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Thank you for your understanding. I should have trusted my instincts but I was just so eager to work and there pitch was on point. I am so lucky now to have a incredible job from a reputable agency that even are giving me health insurance! But, yep, job hunting as a new grad is super frustrating!

Nurse King

Many years ago my brother paid an agency almost $1000 and never got a job through them. He was very disappointed. Back then, don't remember there being any media coverage about how job seekers get scammed by this. The only money a job seeker should part with when job hunting is the transportation costs to go to interviews or the costs of printing up a nice resume. At least you are now with a good agency now. Good luck with your current job.

Thank you so much. Lesson learned. On to bigger and better things.

Nurse King