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UK / Flagship government employment program finds jobs for only 3.5 % of participants

Private companies running a flagship government employment scheme have put only 3.5 percent of clients into sustainable jobs, statistics published on Tuesday showed.

The British coalition government’s Work Programme, launched in June 2011 to help the long-term unemployed find work, divides the country into regions, with each comprising a range of private, public and voluntary sector organisations.

The government is looking to roll out the model of payment-by-results across other parts of the public sector, including prisons…

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Jobs scheme ‘helps 20,000 a month’

Firms delivering the Government’s flagship programme for helping the long-term unemployed find work have said 20,000 jobseekers are now being helped every month.

More than 200,000 jobseekers have found employment through the Work Programme, under which organisations are paid to help the unemployed into a job, since it was launched in June 2011, figures showed.

The Employment Related Services Association (ERSA), the trade body for the welfare to work industry, said criticism of the scheme was unfair, predicting that an increasing number of people will be helped into a sustained job.

The Government will publish data showing how many people have remained in a job for six months after being helped off long-term unemployment. The Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion (CESI) predicted the figures will show performance targets were missed due to the poor state of the economy…

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