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The following table shows the number of vacancies, expressed on a full time equivalent basis, filled through external recruitment by the Department and its Agencies during the Departmental financial year ending
|Jobcentre Plus Pensions,||8,667|
|Disability and Carers Service||1,086|
|Child Support Agency||459|
| Notes: |
2. Figures include all permanent and temporary Civil Service staff and are shown on a full time equivalent basis as this best represents the number of posts that were filled.
3. In addition to normal recruitment during 2008/09, additional staff were recruited to support the introduction of the Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and during the last quarter to deal with rising workloads in Jobcentre Plus as a result of the economic downturn.
4. Additional staff continued to be recruited during the first six months of the 2009-10 financial year to address increasing workloads. The majority of these staff were engaged on a fixed term or temporary contract basis.