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Jobcentres And Employers: Contacts

Volume 476: debated on Thursday 12 June 1986

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What co-operative contact exists between jobcentres and employers and other agencies advertising vacancies in local newspapers.

Jobcentres have always sought close contacts with employers. Jobcentres not only handle vacancies notified by employers but can also help and advise employers on their recruitment campaigns. Also, the employment division or the Manpower Services Commission, which operates the jobcentre network, co-operates closely with the Federation of Recruitment and Employment Services, which is the trade association for private employment services; most recently in a scheme for the reciprocal display of information about the location of, and services provided by, both jobcentres and private employment agencies.