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TOPIC: WFI private provider

WFI private provider 6 years 4 months ago #58902

  • Ranald
There is a new supermarket opening in my area soon and i would be really interested in applying for a check-out job there.

I remembered the first WFI i had, they told me they can place the claimant ahead of the queue with regards to interviews.

I went down there today, to see if this was the case but i found the place boarded up! I remember a letter saying there was to be a change but can't seem to remember what the content of the letter was.

Have all these companies (mine was called Triage) been closed down? I guess that means all the staff who were so condecending to me are on the dole now too? :unsure:

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Re:WFI private provider 6 years 4 months ago #58939

  • Gordon
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Ranald

The old Back To Work scheme was generally considered to be a failure and was closed down by the government earlier this year.

A new scheme, The Work Programme, is to be introduced in a couple of weeks. Basically, a handful of compnies will be paid a bonus for placing the unemployed into long term employment.

Gordon

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Re:WFI private provider 6 years 4 months ago #58940

Hi Ranald,

A lot of of the pathways to work providers failed to win contracts under the work programme, so may well have gone by now.

Steve

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Re:WFI private provider 6 years 4 months ago #58948

  • Ranald
Thankyou Gordon and Steve, i know those guys weren't the best trained or even able to offer much help but i still regret any job loses.

I guess they will be signing on with the millions by now. :(

I am starting part-time college in September, apparently one can do up to 14 hours part-time. I hope the new setup is understanding in this regard, the last lot were quite pushy about sending me to work in a call centre or shop.

I have MD and fall with no warning, i would have been a liability in a crowded shop on a Saturday afternoon!

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