The shocking part about this story is that Iain Duncan Smith has allowed useless recruitment let-downs Monster continue running Useless Jobs Mismatch for another two years.
Iain Duncan Smith’s apparent confidence in the site is par for the course. After all, his job isn’t to get people into work but to get them off-benefits and, he hopes, into cemeteries.
Iain Duncan Smith’s job site is hosting adverts for Christmas temps and work in DUBAI – years after concerns about its listings were first raised.
Universal Jobmatch – which jobseekers can be sanctioned for not using – faced humiliation after its 2012 launch for unwittingly hosting bogus jobs.
The Tory minister personally defended the site, saying staff “constantly monitor” it for fake or fraudulent advertisers and it received 4million searches a day.
Now the DWP is letting recruitment giant Monster continue running the site until March 2017, the Mirror has confirmed – despite rumours it would be dumped when the firm’s contract finished this year.
But research shown to the Mirror suggests inappropriate or badly-written ads are still slipping through the net.
A string of estate agent jobs in Dubai on the site claimed to be within 20 miles of Birkenhead… 4,700 miles away.
One ad on the taxpayer-funded site boasted the worker would have to pay no tax – opening with the words: “Ever dreamt of working in tax-free Dubai?”
Another ad, posted last week and left up until [February 18], wanted truck drivers “ASAP” for the six weeks leading up to Christmas.
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