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Jobcentre

Brit any of a number of government offices having premises usually situated in or near the main shopping area of a town in which people seeking jobs can consult displayed advertisements in informal surroundings
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A NEWCASTLE jobcentre could be converted into apartments by city developers after being closed amid a nationwide Government shake-up.
And their bid to save the Jobcentres has been backed by Liverpool MPs Dan Carden, Luciana Berger and Stephen Twigg.
In a statement, the Department for Work and Pensions said that "some smaller jobcentres will merge with larger ones and others will be co-located with local government premises".
That includes 10 Jobcentres, of which six are in Glasgow.
Attending a jobcentre appointment has turned into a living nightmare.
Hi-tech equipment, including specially-designed computers that bring all Jobcentre services into one device, will be installed at Jobcentres throughout the West Midlands, including offices in Erdington, Handsworth, Selly Oak and Washwood Heath.
Jobs in the sex industry which could lead to exploitation will be banned from being advertised in Jobcentres, the Government has announced.
The Federation of Small Businesses said research showed one in three smaller firms found the Jobcentre Plus network "ineffective" and around half the 2,500 FSB members surveyed did not even know if Jobcentres worked well or not.
According to new information uncovered by the Conservative party, more than half of Jobcentres around the country are facing capacity problems due to record rises in numbers joining the dole queue.
"The Government needs to put extra staff into Jobcentres and start reopening offices, ensuring people get the service they expect and minimising frustration which can boil over into abuse."