Government scheme failing Doncaster

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20 Dec 2012
The government’s flagship employment scheme is failing people in Doncaster, Rosie believes.

New figures show that across Doncaster the Work Programme has put just 110 people from the 5,000 who applied into jobs, a success rate of just two per cent.

There are now 2,820 people in Doncaster who have been claiming Jobseekers Allowance for 12 months or more, with up to eight claimants chasing every job vacancy in parts of Doncaster. 

Rosie said: “This is yet more evidence that David Cameron’s government have absolutely no clue how to get people back to work.

“Young people especially are being left to languish out of work. The government should be working with employers, offering to pay young people’s wages in return for apprenticeships and training.

“I am seriously concerned that unless the government changes course long-term joblessness in Doncaster will get worse.”

Across the country 800,000 jobseekers have been referred to the Work Programme with less than 20,000 finding work.

Figures also show that across Doncaster there are now 3,145 people aged 18 to 24 claiming JSA.


Rosie Winterton MP for Doncaster Central
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