Thursday, 6 December 2012

Jobcentre staff to be signed on

  • Atherstone jobcentre is trialling a new method that has done away with advisers and fixed signing on times. People come in and hand over a sheet of the jobs they have applied for, get a new one and then leave. Along with Universal Jobmatch, it’s further evidence the DWP is looking to make staff cutbacks.

    I can’t believe jobcentre staff can’t see the writing on the wall. Would be interested to know if similar schemes are being trialled elsewhere.


  1. This was used by my JCP for around three months - only for those on the WP but the "experiment" has now been terminated. We are now required to attend the JCP at a specific time for the fortnightly "advisor" appointment/interview.
    I do not know if this is because the JCP are trying to protect their jobs or whether they want to see people in person in order to put pressure on to sign up for Universal Jobshite.

  2. I am not surprised that this will not be brought into after universal credit comes into force