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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.
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Employment Minister Esther McVey will be raising the profile of the unique range of jobs available through working with Jobcentre Plus at the launch of the next phase of the government s flagship New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) with celebrity Enterprise Ambassador Levi Roots at the Jobcentre Plus Office of the Future in London Bridge today.
It added: "The dispute has been caused by Jobcentre Plus management's obsession with hitting call centre targets at the expense of providing good quality services to the public.
For more information about Jobcentre Plus services to employers, call our Employer Services Team on 0121 255 8200 or visit www.businesslink.gov.uk/itpays
FSB chairman John Wright said: "They appear to offer little for the pounds 3.36 billion Jobcentre Plus spend each year."
Steve Treharne, from the Jobcentre, was really fantastic and helped us get funding to help pay for training for Dean through ReAct Funding and funding from Jobcentre Plus. At the time the employer wage subsidy, the "Golden Hello", hadn't come in but we will definitely use that in the future if we recruit any more staff."
There are 455,000 jobs across the country waiting to be filled and Jobcentre Plus is continuing to receive on average 10,000 vacancies every working day.
INSURANCE giant Norwich Union is holding a sales adviser recruitment event with Norwich JobCentre Plus tomorrow, from 10am-3pm at the JobCentre Plus Employer Suite in Kiln House, Pottergate.
Cheshire Jobcentre Plus manager Mark Wilson said: "This is an opportunity to break down barriers and help people in the community.
Unemployed parents thinking of returning to work should contact their nearest Jobcentre or Jobcentre Plus office or go to the official website www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk
Mr Timms submitted a number of written parliamentary questions to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), which revealed abuse against Jobcentre Plus staff has increased, with more than one physical attack a day reported over the last year.
Lynda Ward, from Jobcentre Plus, said: "Jobcentre Plus is committed to helping people find work, and job fairs like this are a great opportunity for people to find out about a variety of job vacancies all under one roof.