Ministers announce £238m JETS scheme to help jobless back to work

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(Source: Sky News)

Hundreds of thousands left unemployed by the coronavirus crisis are being promised help to get back into work.

The government said a new scheme, known as Job Entry Targeted Support (JETS), would be backed by a £238m investment and available to those left jobless for at least three months during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) said jobseekers would have access to tailored, flexible support to quickly get back into employment including specialist advice on how people can move into growing sectors, as well as CV and interview coaching.

It said it was looking to hire an additional 13,500 work coaches to deliver the programme as it grows. The scheme was launched against a backdrop of criticism that the successor to the furlough scheme - credited with saving millions of jobs - will only assist those back in the workplace on reduced hours.

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