Wednesday, February 18, 2009

News: Rapid redundancy support service to be strengthened


A rapid response service for redundancies in Yorkshire is to be expanded to bring immediate benefits to any individual losing their job after a Jobcentre Plus proposal got the backing of Regional Minister Rosie Winterton and the top-level Economic Delivery Group. Jobcentre Plus will now offer its rapid response service to any individual losing their job. Up to now, the service has been aimed at employers announcing 20 or more redundancies. Rosie Winterton said: "Jobcentre Plus and all agencies involved have offered an excellent service to the region in support of those affected by redundancy. However the scale and pace of redundancies brought about by the global economic downturn is unprecedented; affecting all sectors and impacting on large numbers of companies, people and their communities. "I want to ensure we continue to maximise all the measures announced by the Government and to support everyone who is affected by losing their jobs." Gill Farnsworth, Director of Jobcentre Plus and a member of the Minister's Economic Delivery Group, said: "It has the backing of all key partners and shows commitment throughout the region to support everyone in what are difficult and challenging personal times."
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