Young job-seekers must work for benefits

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YOUNG people who have claimed Jobseekers Allowance for more than six months will soon have to take mandatory community work – or risk losing their benefits all together.

The new initiative is being set up to help 18 to 24-year-olds “escape a life on benefits” said Minister for Employment, Mark Hoban.

Andrew Thomas district manager of Derbyshire Jobcentre Plus said: “Our trailblazer will help people develop good working habits, such as turning up to work on time, as well as the right training and experience – something that employers have told us they’re crying out for.”

 

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