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Job sighting in East Midlands ‘just an IDS’

Reports of a job sighting somewhere in the East Midlands have been greeted with scepticism by experienced job seekers.

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Posted: Mar 22nd, 2013
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Unpaid jobseekers to debut for Portsmouth FC – or risk losing benefits

Crisis-hit football club Portsmouth FC today announced that it would be handing Championship debuts to four new players this Saturday, recruited to complete unpaid work experience under the government’s controversial Right To Work scheme for the long-term unemployed.

Due to its precarious financial position, the FA barred the club from signing any footballers in the January transfer window. And after selling a number of top players in a frantic cost-cutting exercise, manager Michael Appleton found himself short of a goalkeeper, a defender and two strikers for Saturday’s crucial fixture against fellow strugglers Bristol City.

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Posted: Mar 17th, 2012
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Tories defend decision to offer work experience to LibDems

Employment Minister Chris Grayling has today defended the Government’s controversial scheme to offer work experience to Liberal Democrat MPs such as Nick Clegg.

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Posted: Feb 29th, 2012
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