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Volume 885: debated on Tuesday 28 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what facilities his Department offers to help executives, especially those over 50 years of age, to find employment.

Assistance to executives seeking employment is the responsibility of the Manpower Services Commission and is primarily the concern of the Professional and Executive Recruitment Service (PER) which is a branch of the Employment Service Agency. In addition to a full computer-backed placement service, PER provides special advisory and counselling help for those with employment problems arising from age or other circumstances, including three day courses designed to improve job-seeking technique. The Training Services Agency also provides a range of training facilities for executives.