Private sector to deliver 'new online, one-to-one job finding support service'.
Dear Department for Work and Pensions,
The recently published 'Plan for Jobs' document includes this:
'2.6 The Plan for Jobs provides new funding to ensure more people will get tailored support to help them to find work. People in the Intensive Work Search group on Universal Credit will benefit from a significant expansion of support offered through the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Jobcentres, including doubling the number of work coaches and additional intensive support to those who have been unemployed for at least three months. Alongside this, the government will utilise private sector capacity to deliver a new online, one-to-one job finding support service. Additional funding will also mean that over a quarter of a million more people will receive individualised advice on training and careers through the National Careers Service.'
1. Please provide all information held concerning how claimants who have do not have computer skills or access to a computer will benefit from the one-to-one job finding support service.
2. Please provide all information held on the 'additional intrensive support' for those who have been unemployed for at least three months.
3. Please provide details of the statutory provisions that allow the details of claimants to be passed to the private sector and information on the role of private sector in any sanctioning regime related to the new service.
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