Should I sign up for Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)?

Should I sign up for Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)?

THE PROS AND CONS OF SIGNING ON AFTER GRADUATION Are you struggling to find work, running out of cash – and considering signing on for Jobseeker’s Allowance? Is the money you get worth the hassle of applying? And can you do internships (either paid or...
Graduates on JSA forced to accept zero-hours contracts

Graduates on JSA forced to accept zero-hours contracts

YOUNG JOBSEEKERS WHO REFUSE COULD LOSE BENEFITS FOR THREE MONTHS OR MORE Young jobseekers – including graduates – face losing their benefits if they refuse to take zero-hours contract roles, under new plans being drawn up by the government. Those who turn...
Jobcentre staff are target-driven “box tickers” says MP

Jobcentre staff are target-driven “box tickers” says MP

UNDER-TRAINED ADVISERS LEAVE YOUNG JOBSEEKERS “SHROUDED IN SHAME” Job centres for under-25s should be scrapped as they stigmatise and demoralise young people seeking work, and MP has said. At present, under-trained staff in the “high street holding...
Has David Cameron declared war on young jobseekers?

Has David Cameron declared war on young jobseekers?

UNDER-25s TO BE STRIPPED OF HOUSING BENEFIT, AS WELL AS JSA People under 25 will lose their housing benefit unless they are “earning or learning”, David Cameron has announced. That will include graduates who have invested tens of thousands of pounds on...
Only 3% of graduates are jobless, claim astonishing new stats

Only 3% of graduates are jobless, claim astonishing new stats

AND AVERAGE GRADUATE SALARY IS £24,000 (APPARENTLY) A new survey has claimed that just 3% of people who graduated during the recession were unemployed three and a half years later – and the average graduate salary for those in work is £24,000. But struggling...