job centre


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job centre

a government office, part of a national network of such offices operated by the Employment Service of the DEPARTMENT FOR WORK AND PENSIONS, where UNEMPLOYED persons can register as seeking work and where employers can notify job VACANCIES. Thus, job centres play a valuable role in facilitating the smooth functioning of the LABOUR MARKET. See JOBSEEKERS ALLOWANCE.

job centre

a government office, part of a national network of such offices operated by JOBCENTRE PLUS (DEPARTMENT FOR WORK AND PENSIONS) where UNEMPLOYED persons can register as seeking work and where employers can notify job VACANCIES. Thus, job centres play a valuable role in facilitating the smooth functioning of the LABOUR MARKET by easing FRICTIONAL UNEMPLOYMENT. See CLAIMANT COUNT UNEMPLOYMENT MEASURE, REGISTERED UNEMPLOYMENT. Jobcentre Plus the UK government agency part of the DEPARTMENT FOR WORK AND PENSIONS, that is responsible for assisting unemployed people to obtain work or to improve their prospects of work through training programmes and to assist employers to fill their VACANCIES. The agency also administers claims for, and payment of, the JOBSEEKERS ALLOWANCE. These activities are conducted through a nationwide network of JOB CENTRES.