CBI: CBI responds to DWP statement on JSA work experience schemes
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CBI responds to DWP statement on JSA work experience schemes

The CBI responded to a Department for Work and Pensions statement on work experience schemes for Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) claimants.

Katja Hall, CBI Chief Policy Director, said:

“Work experience schemes for Job Seekers Allowance claimants deliver excellent outcomes in terms helping unemployed people to find permanent work, with around half of participants coming off benefits as a result.

“By allowing job seekers to keep their benefits during the work experience period, these programmes encourage people to gain essential workplace knowledge, which then makes them much more attractive to employers looking to fill permanent roles.”

Notes to editors:

The CBI is the UK's leading business organisation, speaking for some 240,000 businesses that together employ around a third of the private sector workforce. With offices across the UK as well as representation in Brussels, Washington, Beijing and Delhi the CBI communicates the British business voice around the world.

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