Old-fashioned ‘signing-on’, job cards in windows and Full Monty-style dole queues have been consigned to the past as Jobcentres across Britain undergo a digital revolution.
High-tech equipment, including specially-designed computers that bring all Jobcentre services into one device, will be installed at more than 700 sites to make it easier for people to find work.
Around 23,000 electronic signing pads will also become a new fixture at Jobcentres around the country – signalling an end to the old-fashioned paper booklets that jobseekers carry around and sign every time they visit and saving more than £1 million a year.
Minister for Employment, Esther McVey, said:
Every day, Jobcentres across the country are helping people into work, contributing to record falls in unemployment.
But as the economy grows and the jobs market changes, so are Jobcentres. Long gone are the Full Monty days of job…
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