12% of the UK’s workforce which is about three million people, are currently on a partial or full furlough leave, and the government is working hard to help these jobseeker in the UK.
The government is launching a £238m job entry targeted support (Jets) scheme that will be aimed at helping those out of work because of Covid-19 for three months by coaching and advising them on moving into the growing sectors of the economy.
The scheme will be made available to people receiving the “all work related requirements” universal credit payment, or the new style jobseeker’s allowance.
The Department for Work and Pensions had said that it will be recruiting an additional 13,500 “work coaches” to help deliver the new scheme.
The Job Entry Targeted Support (JETS) scheme will “boost the prospects of more than a quarter of a million people across Britain”, said Ms Therese Coffey who is the Work and Pensions Secretary.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the scheme would “provide fresh opportunities to those that have sadly lost their jobs, to ensure that nobody is left without hope”.
“Our unprecedented support has protected millions of livelihoods and businesses since the start of the pandemic, but I’ve always been clear that we can’t save every job,” he said.