Unemployment: Public Sector

House of Lords written question – answered on 14th January 2014.

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Photo of Lord Taylor of Warwick Lord Taylor of Warwick Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to help public sector employees who have lost their jobs in recent budget cuts.

Photo of Lord Freud Lord Freud The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Jobcentre Plus offers all unemployed people, including those previously employed in the public sector, tailored help to get into work quickly. Support can include help with finding a job, skills training, guidance on apprenticeships, pre-employment training, and help to set up a business. Help can also be provided prior to a person becoming unemployed if they are being made redundant.

Through the Work Programme those at risk of long-term unemployment are given personalised support to find and stay in work. Jobcentre Plus provides further intensive support to people returning from the Work Programme without a job.

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