The Job Centre faces some difficulties and challenges. Firstly, there has been controversy over the relationship between the Job Centre and other PES organizations. This includes the issue of the linkage between employment and welfare services. Secondly, staffing problems are embedded in the Job Centre due to the tensions and conflicts among staff caused by their different status and the shortage of the numbers. Thirdly, the fact that the Job Centre has various and numerous tasks is not only an advantage, but also a problem. In addition, there has been a tendency to add new functions without reducing its current functions. These challenges are closely entangled. Therefore, in-depth discussion and review of the future of the Job Centre is needed in terms of organizational status, workloads, and partnership with other organizations including functional linkage, in addition to introducing an effective evaluation system to respond to the challenges.
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