Tags: unemployed

Charities urged not to take part in new Workfare scheme

The bosses of the 200,000 registered charities in the UK were urged not to take part in the government’s new ‘workfare’ programme launched today (Monday 28 April). The new mandatory Community Work Placements require that jobseeker’s allowance (JSA) claimants do six months work placement – or risk losing their benefits. Unite, the country’s largest union,…

Long term unemployed inspired to find work in January

Long-term unemployed people rely heavily on careers advice and support during January according to new research released by the National Careers Service. Fifty per cent of careers advisers questioned by the National Careers Service reported more demand from long-term unemployed for inspiration, advice and guidance at this time of year. In addition, over half (60%)…

Food and grocery industry opens its doors to 15,000 unemployed young people

More than 15,000 young people are to be given the opportunity to develop their skills and gain an insight into the food and grocery industry, currently the UK’s biggest employer, thanks to ‘Feeding Britain’s Future’, a nationwide campaign launched today by the Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD) in partnership with Jobcentre Plus. The initiative follows a successful pilot…

Young unemployed urged to seek volunteer alternatives

Youngsters struggling to find work will be steered are to be advised to enrol in unpaid training programmes or towards unpaid training or volunteering, the government has announced. Iain Duncan, the Work and Pensions Secretary and other various organisations plan to set up stalls in Jobcentre Plus offices after agreeing a deal to be rubber-stamped…