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The Needs of the Unemployed
Financial Needs Jobseekers Allowance This is money given to people who are unemployed and looking for work
Housing Benefit For people on low incomes For unemployed Paid by the Local Council Helps to pay rent on Council Housing
Council Tax Benefit Most of us pay a Council Tax This depends on size and location of house If on Income support you are entitled to 100% rebate Low income families will have reduced tax
Medical Aid Free Hospitals Free Dental treatment Free Spectacles All these are free to people on Income Support or to people on low incomes
Job Centre Plus 1.JOBCENTRE PLUS: Provides a wide range of services to help people find employment and claim correct benefits.
The New Deal Introduced to give unemployed people help in getting back into employment or through training to provide them with necessary skills.
The New Deal Given a special adviser who will help you find work.
Fact-file: 414,000 people aged 18-24 were helped into work between 1999 and 2003 135,900 people aged 25 and over were helped into work between 1999 and 2003
Reasons for unemployment Unemployment in the UK is a serious problem. People _____ their jobs, and become unemployed for a number of different reasons. 1.Companies _____ down because people no longer want to buy what they make. E.g. Motorola in Bathgate (mobile phones) 2.New _____ (machines – computers) is introduced which replaces people’s jobs. E.g. 24 hour cash machines at banks Words:TechnologyClose Lose
Aids to Find Work Job Clubs Teaches different ways of finding a job Members try for jobs each day It teaches writing CVs Writing letters Filling in application forms
Aids to Find Work 2 Job clubs also Show you how to use a telephone Utilise the newspapers Do well in interviews It provides telephones, word processors. Stamps, envelopes and newspapers
Retraining and Education Skillseekers for 16-18 year olds give a personal training plan Money is paid to companies to train young people Private training Organisations (Maytag) give specialist training, Work Experience etc
Scottish Enterprise Aim of this organisation is to help people and businesses to be successful. This is done by creating jobs and improving skills and training
Main roles: Help s new businesses get started Supports existing businesses Train people for jobs of the future Promote Scotland as a good place to live, work and do business
Creating Jobs LOCATE IN SCOTLAND Tries to attract foreign companies SCOTTISH ENTERPRISE joins with other organisations like local companies to bring in jobs PRINCE’S TRUST awards grants to young people who wish to start their own business
Creating Jobs 2 EUROPEAN UNION helps areas with high unemployment Provides money to build roads, clean up old sites etc Develops education and retraining programmes Helps set up small businesses
Employment Service On the Internet you can consult the national job bank of the Employment Service Website at www.employmentservice.go v.uk Offers around 400,000 jobs
Employment Service 2 WORKTRAIN helps you look for work,learning opportunities and careers information offers 500.000 training opportunities offers 600 occupations www.worktrain.gov.uk
Employment Service 3 By telephoning Employment Service can match you up to vacancies open Monday - Friday 0845 6060 234
Employment Service 4 JOBPOINTS now appearing in JOBCENTRES offer Job display boards Touch screen jobpoints also offers around 400.000 vacancies
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