The company have announced they intend to provide 1,400 ‘placements’ for young people in a huge extension of their workfare scheme which has already seen over a thousand people work without pay for the company.
They claim this scheme is to help people find work – but only half of those who have been on the scheme have found jobs and not all of those were with M&S. This is probably around the number who might have been expected to find jobs anyway. Workfare has a terrible record in actually helping people find a real job and may even trap people in unemployment as the time available to job search disappears.
And it is this which should be pointed out to every young person who…
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