Business Type: EMPLOYMENT SERVICES/TEMP AGENCIES Many advertisements for overseas employment and other employment opportunities (like cruise ships) appear to offer employment but instead sell virtually worthless information. The Better Business Bureau urges caution, especially when the advertisement involves payment of fees in advance. Find out exactly what you will be getting for your money. Often you will only get a booklet of job listings that were compiled from public sources such as government listings or other newspaper ads. Some companies that claim to offer refunds insist that clients follow rigid requirements to quality. Any deviation could be used as an excuse to deny a refund. Remember, no employment service can guarantee a job. The Better Business Bureau's experience shows a pattern of complaints alleging the firm's claim to have access to confidential employment opportunities when, in fact, lists were compiled from readily available sources. On the T.V. program "Current Affair" that aired on March 15, 1993, several employees that worked for different employment opportunity companies in the State were interviewed, one employee said that out of approximately 4,000 applications, only 2 or 3 actually got jobs. Should you be interested in working in any country overseas - get in touch with the Embassy of that country. Usually the Consulate General will tell what you need to know , such as work permits, etc., before putting out any money. In the most recent advertising the Australian High Commission again urges Canadians not to fall for the advertisers' claims. Realistic and free information about migration to Australia can be obtained from the Australian Consulate General in Toronto. For further information about individual companies please call the Better Business Bureau at 386-6348 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) or Fax 386-2367.