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Prime Minister David Cameron is to announce that:
- Jobcentres are to transition to a role closer to that of employment agencies.
- A commitment to reduce unemployment to a period of two weeks.
- Subsidised placements at full pay for three months for the mature unemployed.
Prime Minister David Cameron said
“We can’t afford to have people unemployed. This initiative is for people in their thirties, forties and fifties. We recognise that these people have considerable skills and experience that is important for our economy and we want to get them back working. I am today announcing a new initiative to get them back into productive employment.”
“We recognise that these people have an important role to play in ensuring that the United Kingdom is a competitive economy. The idea is that Jobcentres will place these people as soon as possible – ideally within two weeks – into a similar work environment. We don’t want people to be unemployed and I am pleased to announce this fundamental change in policy.”
Prime Minister Cameron stressed that that the government was committed to address the issue of the young unemployed – so called NEETs – although this program was addressed at more mature jobseekers.