Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Govt 'Drops Sanctions Against Jobseekers'

The Government has dropped all its sanctions against jobseekers who drop out of a work experience scheme early, the charity Barnado's has claimed.

The organisation's intervention comes as employment minister Chris Grayling meets employers who have offered placements to jobless youngsters.

The talks are intended to give firms a chance to discuss any concerns and clear up "confusion" over the scheme.

Earlier, the Prime Minister announced 200 small and medium-sized firms had expressed interest in taking part.

The Government has been accused of "imposing" unpaid work placements on the unemployed. Read More