Job cen­tre tie-in with coun­cil

The Oban Times - - News -

FORT WIL­LIAM’S Job Cen­tre Plus is to share premises with the High­land Coun­cil when it moves to new of­fices on Ach­in­tore Road.

At least 50 cen­tres are be­ing merged with lo­cal au­thor­i­ties as part of plans to re­form De­part­ment for Work and Pen­sions (DWP) Job Cen­tre Plus of­fices and ben­e­fit cen­tres as 20 per cent of of­fice space is be­ing un­der-used. This is partly due to more peo­ple ac­cess­ing ser­vices on­line and UK em­ploy­ment rates be­ing at an all-time high. The DWP stressed that as this is a re-lo­ca­tion, rather than a clo­sure, there should be no loss of jobs or ser­vices. It is not yet known when the move will hap­pen but work is cur­rently on­go­ing on the new coun­cil of­fices.

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