Employment Agencies

DWP admits inventing quotes from fake ‘benefits claimants’ for sanctions leaflet

A leaflet produced by the Department of Work and Pensions has been hastily withdrawn after it emerged that it contained fabricated quotations from fictitious people supposedly taking about their positive experiences of the welfare system. The leaflet included pictures of “Sarah” and “Zac”, who were presented as sickness benefits claimants who had their some of… [Continue Reading]

Unemployed gardener kills himself after being turned down for 40 jobs

A 20-year-old unemployed gardener killed himself after he was turned down for up to 40 jobs in 12 weeks, his family have said. Martin Hadfield was found dead in his flat in Tottington, Greater Manchester, a day after meeting with staff at his local Jobcentre. Unknown to him, he was being considered for a job… [Continue Reading]

Black Youth Unemployment Getting Worse

This March it was announced that Black youth unemployment had reached 47.4%, more than double that for white young people and more than five times the national average. Although Black people make up just 2.2% of Britain’s population, they suffer disproportionately higher unemployment rates. The first section of society that the Tories chose to attack… [Continue Reading]

Jobcentre ‘useless’ At Providing Top Staff 

As some small businesses start looking towards recovery and are taking on more staff, complaints are growing over Jobcentre Plus, which according to the Federation of Small Businesses, one in three of its members finds ineffective. Overlooked: Small business are favouring private recruitment companies over Jobcentre Plus With unemployment expected to rise to 3m and… [Continue Reading]