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Jobcentre Plus: Vacancies

Volume 487: debated on Thursday 5 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many posts in the Jobcentre Plus network have been vacant in each of the last 12 months. (241452)

The administration of Jobcentre Plus is a matter for the acting chief executive of Jobcentre Plus, Mel Groves. I have asked him to provide the hon. Member with the information requested.

Letter from Mel Groves:

The Secretary of State has asked me to reply to your question asking how many posts in the Jobcentre Plus network have been vacant in each of the last 12 months. This is something that falls within the responsibilities delegated to me as Acting Chief Executive of Jobcentre Plus.

The table below shows a snapshot of the number of internal and external vacant posts in each of the last 12 months within Jobcentre Plus.

Number of vacancies

2007

December

567

2008

January

609

February

642

March

602

April

786

May

756

June

627

July

628

August

513

September

644

October

646

November

742

Source:

Jobcentre Plus