UK: Boost for jobseekers as new jobcentres offer more frontline support
The Minister for Employment has announced 80 new temporary jobcentres.
Jobseekers across the UK will have easier access to more frontline support as 80 towns and cities nationwide welcome new temporary jobcentres, the Minister for Employment, Mims Davies, announced today.
The sites, some of which are already up and running, will be in addition to the existing 639 jobcentres already supporting those looking for work, and will house some of country’s 13,500 new Work Coaches – 10,000 of which have already been recruited.
The 80 new temporary jobcentres are the first phase of the programme to expand this support in response to the pandemic, with dozens more expected to follow, to help millions of jobseekers from all over the UK find their next role and get back on track.
Minister for Employment, Mims Davies said:
With more new, temporary jobcentres in place in the heart of our communities, we can support even more people impacted by the pandemic to find work and progress into new roles.
We’ve already boosted our DWP Work Coaches by 10,000 – and with these new local jobcentres to operate from, we can drive forward our Plan for Jobs, creating fresh opportunity for people all across the country.
The government’s Plan for Jobs is well underway, with 150,000 Kickstart roles created for 16 – 24 year olds, over 40,000 people supported through Sector-based Work Academies and thousands more set to get rapid digital support through our Job Finding Service (JFS).
The new temporary jobcentres will follow in the footsteps of those that have been open throughout the pandemic, helping ensure staff can remain COVID secure in line with latest government guidelines.