Dear Department for Work and Pensions,
What type of access will DWP and Jobcentre Work 'Coaches' have to the individual benefit claimant's account for the new 'Find A Job' (FAJ) service? Will benefit claimants be expected to register with FAJ and if they do not they could be issued with a Jobseeker Direction to register a new FAJ account, create a personal profile and upload their CV(s)
The current Universal Jobmatch (UJ) site that FAJ replaces requires account user consent/permission to allow DWP and Jobcentre Work Coaches to access individual's account's. For UJ benefit claimants can be mandated to register a new UJ account, create a personal profile, upload their CV(s) and apply for jobs through it as part of a Universal Credit (UC) requirement to spend 35 hours per week of Job searching. (UC entitlement conditions)
In your press release of 20/4/18 concerning FAJ, you suggest that FAJ is just a name change for UJ, does this mean that all the associated benefit entitlement conditions and risks of benefit sanctions will apply equally to FAJ as they can do with UJ?
"Universal Jobmatch is to be re-named ‘Find a Job’...
A more powerful search using Adzuna’s technology will match jobseekers to employers’ available roles quickly and effectively"
As the new FAJ service is to be run with Adzuna technology it cannot be possible that going from UJ to FAJ is nothing more than a 'name change'.
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