WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge (Louisiana) (05/16/13) Cheryl Mercedes
The staffing firm Hospitality Catering Management Services has been accused by foreign exchange students of promising them furnished apartments for a deposit of $100 and a monthly rent of $300, jobs in the Baton Rouge, LA-area, and transportation to and from work. However, the students wound up with unfurnished apartments and had to walk about 30 minutes each way. Some arrived in the U.S. only to find that the restaurant that was supposed to employ them had no idea they were coming. Hospitality and Catering Management Services has been red-flagged by the Better Business Bureau, the telephone at its Chicago headquarters has been disconnected, and its Baton Rouge regional manager would not respond to phone calls or emails from 9News I-Team investigators.