JobCentre Plus is a governmental agency designed to help people get social benefits or jobs; in some instances, it may be possible for some combination of both. Despite what people may think, these centres have a history that goes back further than you think. The concept was initially developed by Winston Churchill and William Beveridge and was originally called Labour Exchanges. The program was a result of a variety of unemployment issues, with many dating back to the first few years in the 1900s.

One of the most significant of these problems was the abundance of temporary employment positions that rarely offered the prospect of further employment. Because of this, a significant portion of the population didn’t have enough money to live on. This led to a meeting of the current political leaders in 1908; this meeting led to the creation of a government-funded payment for those living in poverty. William Henry Beveridge, also known as the first Baron Beveridge, was also hired to compile a study of the benefits of such an initiative. However, these Labour Exchanges were a lot different than their modern-day equivalent. As Baron Beveridge found in his study of the Exchanges that many weren’t working for unemployed people as the government thought it would.

With this in mind, changes were instituted over the following years. Over the following decades, several other agencies were also formed to help deal with unemployment and other benefits. Over this time, the Labour Exchanges were turned into JobCentres which added some more services for clients. In 2002, however, these JobCentres were merged to form JobCentres Plus which meant that unemployed people would be able to get all of their services in one location. This included the likes of a JobCentre Plus helpline phone line which can direct clients to the right phone department instead of ringing several different agencies. In the modern day, these JobCentre Plus’ can be found in every city in the United Kingdom. Like the agencies’ predecessors, it’s continuing to help employers looking for employees and unemployed people looking to get back on their feet.

Throughout the past few years, they’ve been helping unemployed people looking for work, students, part-time employees looking to get more work and employers advertising jobs. They do this through a variety of different schemes that will help to improve peoples’ job prospects. These schemes help develop job searchers skills in a few different ways. One of these is helping to develop skills that will make them more important to an employer. The other is to help them gain voluntary experience in the field that they’d like to enter, if possible. All of this is done with the assistance of an advisor, who work one-on-one with each client to help develop a personalized approach to getting them a job. In many cases, advisors will also help clients with their CVs, interview skills and helping find any training or courses that they may be eligible for that may help them get a job in their chosen field.