Jobcentre Plus: Vacancies

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 5th February 2009.

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Photo of Jennifer Willott Jennifer Willott Member, Public Administration Committee, Member, Work and Pensions Committee, Shadow Secretary of State 5th February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many posts in the Jobcentre Plus network have been vacant in each of the last 12 months.

Photo of Tony McNulty Tony McNulty Minister of State (Welfare Reform; Minister for London), Department for Work and Pensions 5th February 2009

The administration of Jobcentre Plus is a matter for the acting chief executive of Jobcentre Plus, Mel Groves. I have asked him to provide the hon. Member with the information requested.

Letter from Mel Groves:

The Secretary of State has asked me to reply to your question asking how many posts in the Jobcentre Plus network have been vacant in each of the last 12 months. This is something that falls within the responsibilities delegated to me as Acting Chief Executive of Jobcentre Plus.

The table below shows a snapshot of the number of internal and external vacant posts in each of the last 12 months within Jobcentre Plus.

Number of vacancies
2007
December 567
2008
January 609
February 642
March 602
April 786
May 756
June 627
July 628
August 513
September 644
October 646
November 742
Source:

Jobcentre Plus

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