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New 'find a job' website and sanctions and third party adverts and activity records

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Will new 'find a job' website jobs scraping site allow Jobcentre coaches to log in &see benefit claimants Activity under any situation? https://youtu.be/bf6ZBHh64Cw?t=42s (View the job searches, job ads and job applications) https://youtu.be/bf6ZBHh64Cw?t=49s
Can coaches make it a benefit requirement to print out the Activity records, for JSA or UC claimers? What sanctions exist for refusing to provide a print out of the Activity and show it to a Coach? Will a coach have the right to keep a copy of the Activity record under any situation?

Will 'find a job' include Jobs ADs based on scraping third party websites, like on the Adzuna website? If a benefit claimants refuses to use 'find a job' because they do not want to see Third Party Job ADS can they get sanction if mandated or expected to use the site by a Coach or
in a claimant commitment?

Yours faithfully,

Ian

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Frank Zola left an annotation ()

DWP ‘Find a job’ is mandatory for claimants?
“DWP staff will not have access to view jobseeker accounts, CVs or activity/application history”
It is unclear whether this just means claimants will be mandated not only to FaJ but other sites, or that a claimant would be able to avoid being mandated to FaJ by registering with and uploading their CV to “other” and “more appropriate” jobsites?

“Find a job or other jobsites
1. As part of making use of the resources available to them to look for work, we can
reasonably expect most claimants to make best use of Find a job or other jobsites.”
Source: DWP ‘05 Work Search Review‘ – accessed 15/5/18

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Above is brief analysis and comments on these 'Find a job' disclosures @
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Frank Zola left an annotation ()

DWP says:

"Claimants cannot be mandated to use the Find a Job website specifically.” [1] and “The recorded information we hold that supports this is contained in” FOI disclosure 2046 [2] of 15/5/18 as discussed in ”‘DWP ‘Find a job’ is mandatory for claimants?‘ [3]
Key words: “specifically” and “use”
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[1] https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/4...

[2] https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/a...

[3] https://mrfrankzola.wordpress.com/2018/0...

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DWP Minister: “Use of the Find a job website is not compulsory for claimants of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) or Universal Credit (UC)”
https://mrfrankzola.wordpress.com/2018/0...

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Work and Pensions's handling of my FOI request 'New 'find a job' website and sanctions and third party adverts and activity records'.

My request has been ignored in totality.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/n...

Yours faithfully,

Ian Wolf

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