Archive: Unemployed

Matthew Oakley and Ed Holmes of Policy Exchange

Comment: Jobcentre Plus has become a revolving door

Jobcentre Plus needs a reform to help both claimant and society.

Opinion Former Articles

  • NUT: Internships for young people should pay minimum wage

    Commenting after the NUT’s motion at TUC Congress on youth unemployment, which was seconded by ASLEF, Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, the largest teachers’ union, said:

  • Workfare’s ‘state sponsored slavery’ condemned as Unite announces boycott

    The country’s biggest union, Unite, has announced a total boycott of Workfare, the government’s work experience programme for young people aged 16-24 years of age, which the union calls "state sponsored slavery."

  • Scheme to target unemployed teenagers

    Commenting on the launch of the Government’s new £126 million scheme which will allow firms and charities to bid for a payment-by-results scheme to try to get teenagers into work or training, Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, the largest teachers’ union, said:

  • BSIA: Bright futures ahead for security industry apprentices

    Against a backdrop of economic austerity, rocketing youth unemployment and a challenging job market, young people working in the security industry are bucking the trend and emerging on long-term careers, gaining skills along the way, thanks to the industry’s wholehearted support of its young apprentices.

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