Unemployment is not only an American problem. What do we expect when asking for help in finding a job? The Department of Labor & Workforce Development offers a list of seminars for resume writing and interview tips. The jobseeker can also access the Department’s website showing hundreds of local job opportunities that the applicant can apply for and then never receive a call for an interview. After receiving benefits for about one year, the job seeker is cut off from all unemployment benefits. It is believed that the warning letter from Unemployment about the termination of benefits will force the unemployed person to magically find a job. If it were only that easy.
The title above refers to this press release today from the DWP:
A more honest title would end with “… a tough approach to get them off Jobseeker’s Allowance”, as getting someone a job seems to come a distant second to those at the DWP.
Anyway, the press release is about what action will be taken once the private sector Work Programme provider has failed to find work for someone (or bullied them into being chucked off JSA) after 2 years (!!!). Apparently, those poor souls are going to be “targeted by a hit squad of specialist advisors”, which doesn’t sound too pleasant, but also begs the question of what the hell the Work Programme provider has being doing for the previous two years.
It all comes down to the same…
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