Thursday, 14 February 2013

Poundland leaves Work Prog, Welfare cashcard withdrawn

Poundland Leaves work Programme
In light of the news about the Department of Work and Pensions work experience case, we would like to announce that we have been working in partnership with the Job Centre Plus over the last few months to launch our own work experience programme for those considering a career in retail.
Withdrawal from the DWP Scheme
Our work experience programme is completely voluntary – no one has their benefits taken away from them at any point during the process. This programme replaces any involvement with the Department of Work and Pensions prime providers and their work experience schemes.
We recognise the importance of offering work experience to people looking to get back into work and currently have people taking part in our own work experience programme across 71 of our stores. Since launching our scheme a positive 20% have been offered a job with us.
If you are interested in a career in retail and would like to find out more about the new work experience scheme with the Job Centre Plus please contact your local Job Centre.

I am taking it as a victory, a win is still a win, onto the next while keeping an eye on them of course. AND its been a day for news.. Latest news on the Welfare Cash Card Bill 2012-13
This Bill has been withdrawn and will not progress any further.
The Bill had its first reading on 18 December 2012 under the Ten Minute Rule. The second reading was expected on 1 March but was withdrawn.

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