Vacancies: Fraud

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 6th September 2013.

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Photo of Bob Russell Bob Russell Liberal Democrat, Colchester

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps are taken to ensure the authenticity of businesses placing job advertising in Jobcentre Plus premises.

Photo of Mark Hoban Mark Hoban The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Registration for Universal Jobmatch is through the Government Gateway. Employers are obliged to sign up to detailed terms and conditions, agreeing that the jobs they advertise on the Universal Jobmatch service are available to jobseekers on an open and fair basis; and that all vacancies comply with employment related legislation including the Equality Act 2010, Health and Safety legislation and working time regulations.

Built into the service are monitoring tools and vacancy checks, which help to detect, deter and remedy inappropriate use of the site. The service is designed to block known bogus/fraudulent employers from accessing the service. Checks are also made to identify inappropriate, fraudulent and bogus jobs in order to block them from being posted. Additionally, a ‘Contact Us’ facility is provided so users can quickly highlight any employers that users may have concerns about, which are then fully investigated.

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