Is The Work Programme Working?

June 19, 2014 12:05 pm Published by

The Work Programme is working: 551,000 jobseekers move into employment, but those with the most serious health needs falling behind   Figures released today by ERSA, the representative body for the employment support sector, show that 551,000 long term unemployed jobseekers have now gained employment through the Work Programme, an increase of over 50,000 on three months ago. ERSA is also releasing, for the first time, figures showing the marked differential in performance between jobseekers on Employment and Support Allowance with different levels of health needs according to their Work Capability Assessment (WCA).  The statistics indicate that jobseekers whose WCA show them as likely to be job ready within three to six months are more than three times more likely to... View Article