More get jobs through Work Programme but those with barriers neglected

Fri, 27/09/2013 - 14:48 -- nick

More than 168,000 jobseekers have found lasting work through the Work Programme, but some providers have been penalised for their poor performance.

Figures released by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) showed that, up to the end of June 2013, 149,000 had sustained a job for at least six months, an increase of 37,000 since March.

However, less than a quarter of those who joined the scheme at the beginning in 2012 had found long-term work despite receiving two years of support.


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