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Jobcentre Plus

Volume 487: debated on Monday 2 February 2009

17. To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps Jobcentre Plus is taking to help unemployed people find jobs. (253040)

Everyone who becomes unemployed has access to the thousands of jobs on the Jobcentre Plus website or through the jobs helpline. Despite the recent increases in claimants, 70 per cent. of customers are seen within three days of claiming for discussions about help in finding work.

Local Employment Partnerships are being extended to cover all unemployed customers. And from April, Jobcentre Plus will be introducing extra help for people who have been unemployed for six months or more.