Andrew Rosindell MP praises new targeted programme to help people back to work in Romford.


Jobseekers in Romford are set to benefit from a new employment programme which launches in Romford on the 26th of October as part of the government’s £30 billion Plan for Jobs – which will create, protect and support people into jobs in the wake of coronavirus.

Job Entry Targeted Support (JETS) is a new £238 million scheme dedicated to supporting those left jobless due to coronavirus.

Under the scheme, announced at the Conservatives’ virtual conference, more support will be made available for people who claim Universal Credit to ensure they can return to work quickly. This includes specialist advice on how they can move into growing sectors, as well as CV and interview coaching.

Romford M.P., Andrew Rosindell said the scheme would “help many people in Romford get back to work”.

To deliver the Plan, DWP is recruiting an additional 13,500 Work Coaches, doubling the total number to 27,000 this financial year.

Andrew Rosindell said:

“This is a fantastic scheme which I trust will help many people in Romford get back to work after an incredibly difficult few months. Romford has a thriving hospitality scene, which has taken a real hit, leading to many people in previously rewarding and well-paying jobs becoming unemployed through no fault of their own.

Our Chancellor has taken the lead in ensuring the government provides generous support to businesses and individuals during these hard times. It is vital, however, that we avoid a second lockdown to ensure that the economy can recover, and to ensure that these important programmes can have the greatest possible impact.”

Work and Pensions Secretary, The Rt. Hon. Therese Coffey M.P. said:

“JETS will give recently unemployed people the helping hand they need to get back into work, boosting the prospects of more than a quarter of a million people across Britain. We have provided unprecedented support for jobs during the pandemic including through furlough and subsidising the incomes of the self-employed, doing all we can to protect peoples’ livelihoods – but sadly not every job can be saved.

This scheme will help those left out of work as a result of Covid-19, and is one strand of our wider Plan for Jobs which will also support young people onto the jobs ladder through Kickstart, offer the training needed to pivot into new roles through our Sector Based Work Academy Programme and prepare people for getting back into work.”

Chancellor Rishi Sunak said:  

“The support we have put in place has protected millions of livelihoods and businesses since the start of the pandemic, but I’ve always been clear that we can’t save every job.

I’ve spoken about the damaging effects of being out of work and my number one priority is to ensure we provide fresh opportunities to those that have sadly lost their jobs, leaving no one without hope.”

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