POSTED: Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Fraudulent city jobs are posted on Craigslist

The city Department of Human Resources is warning job seekers that fraudulent city job announcements are being posted on the Internet classified site Craigslist.

The jobs are being described as City and County of Honolulu jobs, but the Human Resources Department does not post jobs on Craigslist.

The city has asked Honolulu police to investigate.

The city advises job seekers not to provide information to or respond to any purported city job postings on Craigslist, as that information could be used for identity theft purposes.

City job applications do not ask for Social Security numbers.

For city jobs go to the city's official Web site at www.honolulu.gov/hr or the daily newspapers.

ReStore seeks donations

Habitat for Humanity Leeward Oahu is opening the ReStore in the coming months where donated building materials and home improvement items, new and used, will be available for sale to the public.

The proceeds from the sale will go to expanding Leeward Habitat's program to build more affordable homes for very low-income families.

Donations, made by individuals and companies, are sorted and displayed in the warehouse and sold at 25 to 70 percent off retail prices. Donors include Lowe's, the Home Depot, Cabinet Distributors Inc., Zee Medical Service, Pitney Bowes and Diversified Equipment.

The ReStore also helps recycle and reuse products by diverting tons of usable materials from Oahu's landfills.

Donations can be dropped off by appointment before the grand opening in November. Preview sales will be held Saturdays beginning Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For a map, go to www.leewardhabitat.org or call 696-7882.

Children's day at Capitol

The 16th annual Children and Youth Day will be held at the state Capitol from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 4.

The event, which is expected to attract more than 250 exhibitors and community organizations, will offer free activities, including games and rides, demonstrations and tournaments, and interactive arts and cultural activities.

Free guided tours of several state venues will also be offered. Entertainment will be provided by the Royal Hawaiian Band, the Honolulu Boy Choir, Jordan Segundo and Hyper Squad, among others.

Free parking will be offered at all neighboring state and city parking lots.

Call state Sen. Suzanne Chun Oakland at 586-6130 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Fake health official loose on Kauai

The state Department of Health is warning Kauai food businesses about a woman posing as a health inspector.

The woman, who identified herself as “;a sheriff representing the Health Department,”; entered several food establishments demanding to see permits, licenses and confidential documents, health officials said.

The Kauai District Health Office also reported a female named “;Carol”; posed as a health inspector over the phone, calling a Lihue food establishment for personal and confidential information.

Darren Tamekazu of the Kauai District Health Office said, “;All Health Department officials are required to have a valid State of Hawaii DOH employee photo identification card.”;

Business owners are advised to call the state Health Department and police if a person without proper identification claims to represent the Health Department, officials said.

Call 241-3323.