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WORK EXPERIENCE SCHEMES VITAL TO GIVING JOBSEEKERS A FOOT IN THE DOOR - CBI

WORK EXPERIENCE SCHEMES VITAL TO GIVING JOBSEEKERS A & lsquo;FOOT IN THE DOOR’ - CBI

The CBI today commented on work experience schemes for Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) claimants, following a meeting between businesses and the Government.

Katja Hall, CBI Chief Policy Director, said:

“It’s good to hear that many more employers are signing up to give young people a chance to get experience of work.

“Gaining hands on experience of the workplace is vital to giving young jobseekers a foot in the door, and it can make such a difference when they are applying for interviews. The advantage of this scheme is that they gain work experience while remaining on benefits.

“The work experience scheme’s record of getting people into jobs is very strong, with more than half coming off benefits after 13 weeks of starting a placement.”

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