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Jobseeker help revealed

Jobseeker help revealed

Category: Economy

Updated: 14/01/2009
First Published: 13/01/2009

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Jobseekers who find themselves unemployed for longer than six months have been guaranteed more support from the Government to help them get back into work.

As well as more intensive and personalised support for those seeking work, the £500 million scheme will provide extra funding to help those unemployed to retrain and learn new skills.

Employers are also set to be offered incentives of up to £2,500 to recruit and train those that have been out of work for half a year or more.

"It is vital that we have a system that helps people quickly back into sustainable employment and keeps to a minimum the time people spend out of work," said Skills Secretary John Denham.

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