Friday 2 December 2016

The scheme is working and getting vital experience for jobseekers

Published 15/07/2014 | 02:30

JOBBRIDGE is one of the Government's better ideas. Research shows the popular back-to-work scheme really is helping job seekers get a foot on the employment ladder.

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Business also likes this practical scheme because it gives companies a bit of encouragement when it comes to taking on new staff while avoiding permanent commitments when times are still uncertain.

It is easy to see why some believe that allowing government departments to use JobBridge workers is wrong when the civil service has a ban on hiring staff. But it is difficult to argue that it breaks the Government's own rules or the spirit of the initiative. JobBridge's ambition is simple; to give job seekers the chance to gain some work experience.

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