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Originally posted by monkofmimir
Originally posted by mc1km
There is even a mention of their 'fraudulent activities' in their wiki page, they blamed this on a few bad eggs but I can assure you it's normal practice by these companies.edit on 22-1-2012 by mc1km because: correction
While I never had to deal with a4e I can tell you from personal experience that several of there competitors are quite happy to commit fraud too! of course its the tax pay paying for this fraud, and the jobseeker suffering for it.edit on 22-1-2012 by monkofmimir because: (no reason given)
More recently, A4e have been taken to task by a Social Security Tribunal for halting the benefit payments of claimants who wished to be accompanied by representatives of their choice at meetings run by A4e. The report also states that members of A4e lied to the DWP in order to cut the benefits to claimants.
The government has announced the main contractors who will take on the task of delivering the new Jobcentre Plus welfare-to-work programme, due to start going live in June and July this year. The 16 private and two voluntary-sector organisations named as Work Programme preferred bidders will now go on to award sub-contracts and recruit staff to do the actual delivery.
A4e’s top management received £4.7m in the year to last March, up from £2.2m the year before. Revenues rose to £234m, up from £190m, and pre-tax profits hit £15.1m.
Originally posted by LeBombDiggity
reply to post by skuly
My Scottish gf works for the job centre. She says that supermarket giant Tesco are paying off their own staff to take on unpaid unemployed workers instead through the Work Experience scheme. She and her colleagues are horrified by what is happening but there's nothing they can do about it, it's a national government policy.
Originally posted by lostjohnny
Sounds like a lead-up to "Cameron's Big Society" which means that our Gov't leader wants us to carry on working, but for no money - like we did in the war.
edit on 22/1/2012 by lostjohnny because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by VoidHawk
reply to post by allintoaccount
You know, what realy boggles my mind is the average joe in the street is unable to see whats happening even when you poke it in their face. It's like the people I met while on the course, a totaly blank expression.
Originally posted by judus
I have been in and out of work for the last 2 years and went from a 35k job to work in a call center for 14k it was the only thing I could find that would some how pay towards my mortgage. For the life of me I did not want to work there but would do anything to support my family.
Anyway you are correct about Recruitment agency's in fact a few have been fined in the past one of which is www.reeds.co.uk who were found to be posting fake jobs on there site then when you applied for the post they would get you into there office for a interview and get you on there books which they used to secure new vacancies by showing the recruiter how many people they had on there books thus finding somebody for the role very quick and painless for the recruiter.
I remember been in the job center and the job center lady looking at my CV which is quite impressive without blowing my own trumpet and her exact words were "I have no advice to give, you are more qualified than me"