29 Apr '14, 10am

Help to Work? Britain’s jobless are being forced into workfare l NEF Blog -

Help to Work? Britain’s jobless are being forced into workfare l NEF Blog -

Help to Work? Britain’s jobless are being forced into workfare Photo credit: jacobchristensen April 29, 2014 // By: Anna Coote If the government genuinely means to help people find work after a long spell of unemployment , they would not have come up with Help to Work, a curious plan that insists on a daily visit to the jobcentre or an enforced period of unpaid labour. If the government means to punish them and save its own face, the plan makes more sense. There is no evidence that "involuntary volunteering" leads to paid jobs for more than a lucky few. Several studies have shown that just about the same number get jobs after volunteering as those who don't. What's more, forcing people into unpaid labour contradicts the spirit of volunteering. People usually volunteer because they hope to find themselves in a congenial setting, doing work that is meaningful and personally ...

Full article: http://www.neweconomics.org/blog/entry/help-to-work-brita...

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