UK: Long-term jobless to have to scrub war memorials and historic monuments

Telegraph:

Long-term unemployed will have to report daily to local job centres to discuss how to get back to work and may be told to clean war memorials and restore historic monuments.

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Long-term unemployed people will have to clean war memorials, restore historic monuments and look after animals at city farms to keep their benefits from today. The Government is unveiling its Help to Work scheme aimed specifically at 200,000 people who have been unemployed, or unable to hold down a job, for three years. Under the scheme, these long-term unemployed will have to report daily to local job centres to discuss how to get back to work.

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If they are judged not to have enough work experience they will be allocated volunteering roles with charities and other providers.

Typical examples include scrubbing war memorials, helping to clean up historic monuments and working in local cafés run by volunteers.

Categories: Europe, UK

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