Just made an account to ask this.
I applied to an IT staffing company on Handshake and got a call the next day. They say that they offer an 8-week training program working on a project in front-end, back-end, or full-stack development targeted at new graduates. They claim to train and place you into companies like Facebook or Apple.
They sent me a training agreement form and the terms are that I consistently attend their online class and complete their project assignments during the eight week program to stay in the course.
One thing I noticed is that along with my name, phone, and email; there was a part for filling out my social security number.
This made me wary and I tried looking up the company and aside from a website, the usual glassdoor reviews, and linkedin profile(which can be faked), I couldn’t find much information about them.
I tried asking if I could hold off on providing my social security number and they said that I could for now, but that they will still need it to add me to their job search program after the eight week training.
I was wondering if this sounds legit because I wouldn’t want to potentially waste eight weeks on this only to find that it’s not.