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.... The coach selected Poundland from a list of potential employers. Poundland said it had signed a deal in January with the Department for Work and Pensions, which oversees the Jobcentre Plus work experience programme, to take jobseekers on work experience on condition that this was voluntary and not part of any benefit assessment. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Of these, two-thirds say that volunteering has improved their employment prospects, and one in four shop managers in the survey said all or most of those looking for a job had moved into paid employment. Charity shops are also a major provider of voluntary work experience placements organised through Jobcentre Plus, but with mixed results. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Charity shops: bringing in the cash, but bringing down the high street? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of September 2017 06:09:00 AM
.... Of these, two-thirds say that volunteering has improved their employment prospects, and one in four shop managers in the survey said all or most of those looking for a job had moved into paid employment. Charity shops are also a major provider of voluntary work experience placements organised through Jobcentre Plus, but with mixed results. ...
Poundland 'gets jobless to work for free under government scheme' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of August 2017 10:34:03 AM
.... The coach selected Poundland from a list of potential employers. Poundland said it had signed a deal in January with the Department for Work and Pensions, which oversees the Jobcentre Plus work experience programme, to take jobseekers on work experience on condition that this was voluntary and not part of any benefit assessment. ...
Help us fix Brexit labour shortage with Saturday jobs, say employers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 1st of April 2017 12:23:10 PM
.... A compulsory work placement awaits if they are not on either after six months. “This whole policy has run aground and the government has said they will only do it in areas where there is full running of universal credit,” said McHugh, who added that young people were reluctant to engage with Jobcentre Plus, which is expected to roll out the new scheme. ...
Pret a Manger to pay work experience recruits after criticism of unpaid scheme image
.... It will also run a social media campaign. Pret is also hoping to attract more British workers by increasing recruitment advertising, using social media, doubling the intake to its school leavers programme and working with Jobcentre Plus. ...
Pret a Manger looks to UK's teenagers to tackle looming staff crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 07:00:03 AM
.... It will also run a social media campaign. Pret is also hoping to attract more British workers by increasing recruitment advertising, using social media, doubling the intake to its school leavers programme and working with Jobcentre Plus. ...
Jobcentre staff at risk amid plans to close one in 10 offices image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 03:10:11 PM
....”. The DWP said 78 small Jobcentre Plus offices would be merged with larger ones nearby, with a further 50 to be “co-located” with local authorities or other community services. ...
UK's labour market has boomed, but what about productivity and wages? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of May 2016 12:04:14 PM
.... The Labour MP Frank Field has come up with one suggestion. He is proposing that the Department for Work and Pensions should set up pilot projects bringing together Jobcentre Plus district managers, local authorities and local enterprise partnerships. ...
BHS paid more than £25m to owner in 13 months before administration image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 25th of April 2016 03:48:45 PM
....Anna Soubry, the business minister, said in parliament that the government “stands ready to offer its assistance” if a buyer cannot be found. This includes helping workers to find new jobs through the Jobcentre Plus’ Rapid Response Service. ...
Changeover to universal credit is driving people into long-term debt | Lizzie Presser image
.... They want me to spend money searching for jobs when they've deducted money and I'm in debt. At the same time, an adviser at Tameside’s Jobcentre Plus insisted she spend 25 hours each week looking for work, or risk sanctions, a condition of the new UC. ...
The end of deep coal mining in Britain: ‘They’ve knocked us down’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 5th of December 2015 09:00:02 AM
....Led by the Knottingley Silver Band, and with NUM officials carrying the branch banner, the marchers will process the short distance from Knottingley town hall to the Miners’ Social Club. Tickets are on sale for an event later that evening, billed as “The Last Pit Party” on the poster pinned up in the concourse where the miners clock in and out, and where staff from Jobcentre Plus have set up a temporary surgery to offer advice. ...
'I have so much energy': the Welsh over-50s struggling to find work image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of July 2015 10:11:32 AM
....Defending the government’s record, Julie James, the deputy minister for skills and technology, said she made no apology for concentrating on youth unemployment but said most programmes were open to everybody. The Department for Work and Pensions said the 63 Jobcentre Plus offices in Wales had 50-plus action plans and work coaches for older people. ...
More than 200,000 unemployed people endured 'appalling' bureaucratic delays while benefit claims were assessed, says Frank Field image
.... Nearly half of them (95,561 people) waited more than 16 days. Meanwhile, more than two-thirds of claimants who asked for emergency payments to help bridge the gap between making a claim and receiving their first payment were turned down by Jobcentre Plus. ...
Feel the financial benefit: How to get top-up cash image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 11:17:00 AM
....The over-65s can claim housing benefit when claiming pension credit (contact The Pension Service). Younger people can get it when claiming income support, the Employment and Support Allowance or Jobseeker's Allowance (contact Jobcentre Plus on 0800 055 6688). ...
Map of benefit sanctions shows cruelty, says homeless charity image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of March 2015 12:01:10 AM
....But the government has always argued that benefit sanctions act as an incentive to help people find work. "The truth is that every day Jobcentre Plus advisers are helping people into work, with a record number of people now in jobs," said a spokesperson for the Department of Work and Pensions. ...
Vince Cable's middling grade as Business Secretary is well-deserved image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 20th of February 2015 01:23:40 AM
....In a recent written response to a question by Ann McKechin, the Labour MP for Glasgow North, the Conservative further education and skills minister, Matthew Hancock, admitted that the Department for Business was informed that a “national logistics firm” was in dire trouble earlier in the month. The Insolvency Service refused to name the company on the basis that the information was “commercially sensitive”, but the business and work and pensions departments, as well as Jobcentre Plus, prepared themselves for the worst. ...
Unemployed young people 'falling apart' emotionally, charity finds image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of January 2015 09:57:19 AM
...."Our young people are some of the best and talented in the world who have worked hard to weather the recession better than previous generations, and every day we're matching them with local employers. "We've seen significant falls in youth unemployment and as part of our long-term economic plan we want to do more, which is why I'd urge any young person who is struggling with their job hunt to get in touch with Jobcentre Plus. ...
Amazon prepares to hire extra staff for Christmas season image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 22nd of August 2014 04:27:01 PM
.... Already it has found examples of the firm paying as little as £6. 39 an hour and operating zero-hour contracts for staff referred by Jobcentre Plus, Mr Smith said. ...
Sir Robin Ibbs obituary image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of August 2014 05:21:15 PM
.... His 1988 Next Steps report, which took just 90 working days to complete and cost £50,000, has been described as the most far-reaching change to the civil service since the reforms of the 1870s. In essence it sought to detach the operations of services from the formulation of policy and led to the hiving off of departmental responsibilities to what have now become a plethora of quasi-independent bodies from the Inland Revenue to Jobcentre Plus, the Prison Service or the Passport Office. ...

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