RobTheBuilder wrote:I used to work on the New Deal scheme, which encouraged employers to take people on, and their (market) wages were subsidised for a period of time. It was like pulling teeth for teeth the most part but at least when taken on, employees got a decent salary. I remember helping one poor chap get work after 10 years on the dole, he was so chuffed. I was convinced he was pulling a fast one and was working but his confidence was so low, he just gave the impression he didn't care. Sadly after 3 weeks he broke his arm and was off work for another 2 months!
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