Unemployment reform

SEE PEOPLE AS AN ASSET NOT A LIABILITY

We will not be able to rationalize and reform this benefit until we stop thinking about people as being unemployed and start thinking about them being in part time employment of the government. If we make this change we now have millions of man hours which we can organize into small 'companies' employing say no more than 100 people.

The employees of these companies would have the same rights and responsibilities as other workers and be paid a wage based on the minimum wage for say 14 hrs per week over two days, they would have to turn up on time and sign in and out as other workers do. Let them start work at 9.30 and finish early to avoid peak time travel and absence would not be paid. The normal rules for sickness absence would apply.

It would be the managers job to find them work, anything from cutting grass to brushing the streets or use their brain and use them as a cheap employment source for local companies and councils, charge only £3.50 an hour.( this would reduce the cost to the government)  However there must be a clause that says a council can't hire an employee from the companies if they have made a similar person redundant or put them on short time within a set period.

Where a manager has no work for a group of employees for a period he should use them for community work. These companies could also be used to serve community service orders handed out by the courts.

The managers would also come from the ranks of the unemployed with some additional help from regional managers.

Each company within an area could have a number of trades i.e., painters, wages clerks or joiners and when a person has their first interview they should be given a list of companies they can apply to join which would reflect their skill and location.

Start the scheme as a small pilot on a voluntary basis and if good value for money roll the voluntary scheme out nationally and then make it mandatory.

Companies hiring the personnel could ask for a particular person and would be encouraged to eventually offer them a full time job.

It would also help small business to grow as the economy picks up

If one of these companies needs a multi skilled employee it should be able to have him trained by the nearest sister company that is based on training

There should be no limit to the type of employment these companies can offer but there must be safegaurds to protect local industry and prevent companies as seeing this a cheap alternative to hiring their own workers.

Why is this idea important?

SEE PEOPLE AS AN ASSET NOT A LIABILITY

We will not be able to rationalize and reform this benefit until we stop thinking about people as being unemployed and start thinking about them being in part time employment of the government. If we make this change we now have millions of man hours which we can organize into small 'companies' employing say no more than 100 people.

The employees of these companies would have the same rights and responsibilities as other workers and be paid a wage based on the minimum wage for say 14 hrs per week over two days, they would have to turn up on time and sign in and out as other workers do. Let them start work at 9.30 and finish early to avoid peak time travel and absence would not be paid. The normal rules for sickness absence would apply.

It would be the managers job to find them work, anything from cutting grass to brushing the streets or use their brain and use them as a cheap employment source for local companies and councils, charge only £3.50 an hour.( this would reduce the cost to the government)  However there must be a clause that says a council can't hire an employee from the companies if they have made a similar person redundant or put them on short time within a set period.

Where a manager has no work for a group of employees for a period he should use them for community work. These companies could also be used to serve community service orders handed out by the courts.

The managers would also come from the ranks of the unemployed with some additional help from regional managers.

Each company within an area could have a number of trades i.e., painters, wages clerks or joiners and when a person has their first interview they should be given a list of companies they can apply to join which would reflect their skill and location.

Start the scheme as a small pilot on a voluntary basis and if good value for money roll the voluntary scheme out nationally and then make it mandatory.

Companies hiring the personnel could ask for a particular person and would be encouraged to eventually offer them a full time job.

It would also help small business to grow as the economy picks up

If one of these companies needs a multi skilled employee it should be able to have him trained by the nearest sister company that is based on training

There should be no limit to the type of employment these companies can offer but there must be safegaurds to protect local industry and prevent companies as seeing this a cheap alternative to hiring their own workers.

No job seekers allowance if there are unskilled jobs available.

No job seekers allowance if there are any unskilled jobs available in the job centre.

Sorting by the person who has been unemployed longest,  they are given an unskilled job on if they say no or stay less than 3 months no JSA. This follows until there are no jobs left at the job centre.

Why is this idea important?

No job seekers allowance if there are any unskilled jobs available in the job centre.

Sorting by the person who has been unemployed longest,  they are given an unskilled job on if they say no or stay less than 3 months no JSA. This follows until there are no jobs left at the job centre.

Stop unemployed and entire families on benefits having so many Children

My idea is to take away the incentive to have so many children for those woman / families who live off the state. I would give full benefits to a mother, or family who has one child. Should they have a second child then the mother should only get 50% of what she gets for her first child and if she has a third child then she will get no additiional monies.

Why is this idea important?

My idea is to take away the incentive to have so many children for those woman / families who live off the state. I would give full benefits to a mother, or family who has one child. Should they have a second child then the mother should only get 50% of what she gets for her first child and if she has a third child then she will get no additiional monies.

Reform the National Minimum Wage to allow profit-share enterprises

Simply that the burden of paying the National Minimum Wage should be lifted from enterprises where the Employee or Worker has a share in any profits or gross earnings of that enterprise.

Why is this idea important?

Simply that the burden of paying the National Minimum Wage should be lifted from enterprises where the Employee or Worker has a share in any profits or gross earnings of that enterprise.

Help for 16 – 21 year old’s seeking work

Allow youngsters on the dole to be able to accept short time work for say 6 weeks, to be able to get back on the dole when that work dries up, without having to wait the customry 26 weeks or whatever the period is now.    It may mean that they are given a job at the end of the 6 weeks ( or whatever time), but because they are penalised for taking short time work they are scared to go off the dole for short periods.
 

Why is this idea important?

Allow youngsters on the dole to be able to accept short time work for say 6 weeks, to be able to get back on the dole when that work dries up, without having to wait the customry 26 weeks or whatever the period is now.    It may mean that they are given a job at the end of the 6 weeks ( or whatever time), but because they are penalised for taking short time work they are scared to go off the dole for short periods.
 

Require Unemployment benifit claimants to Clock On and Off

Those claiming unemployment benifit should be required to Clock On and Off ant the start and finish of every working day ie 9 to 5. This would be at benifit centres or other agreed centres. The claimants could use the time to apply for jobs, attend approved interviews, or retrain at approved centres/facilities.

Why is this idea important?

Those claiming unemployment benifit should be required to Clock On and Off ant the start and finish of every working day ie 9 to 5. This would be at benifit centres or other agreed centres. The claimants could use the time to apply for jobs, attend approved interviews, or retrain at approved centres/facilities.

Housing, Benefits & Jobs

Having had the misfortune of being made redundant through ill health last November and also being made homeless for part of this year, I have had to hunt high and low for somewhere to live and it has been far from being easy!

The biggest problem with being unemployed, is the simple fact that a great many landlords do not accept DSS tenants. Look at most adverts for property that is available to rent and you will see the words NO DSS attached to the end of the advert. 

Having researched the problem myself, I have discovered that there is a serious level of discrimination towards those who are unfortunate enough to have lost their jobs through no fault of their own.

Your government may be looking to cut benefits in order to reduce the national debt, but for someone like myself who is desperate to get back in to work and also done their damned hardest to get off the street, benefits are vital until new employment can be found. By councils delaying benefits or constantly messing people around, they are adding even more stress to what is already a difficult time.

Yes, the benefits system needs a re-think and yes, there are people who abuse it, but there are a hell of a lot of people who need it, that are struggling to survive! 

I am on Job Seekers Allowance of £65 per week. £7.65 per week  is deducted from that because I had no choice except to apply for a Social Fund Loan in order to be able to get the house I am now living in. This leaves me with just over £57 a week to survive on. Once I pay for electric, gas and food, I am left with virtually nothing. I do not own a television and even if I did, I would not be able to afford a licence! I have no car, and yet again if I did, I could not afford to run it! 

What I am asking is that the government start to look at the reasons why the people on DSS are struggling to find employment…. is it because of a lack of jobs? A lack of skills? There could be any number of reasons. 

In my particular case, I was made redundant through ill health last year, since making a recovery, I have applied for over 180 jobs since March this year. Out of the 180 jobs I have applied for, I have had exactly 8 letters telling me I was not suitable for the position or was not qualified enough and I have been asked to one (1) interview! The rest I have not heard anything from! So as a part of looking at the reasons why people are struggling to find employment, look at the jobs which are being advertised! 

I have been registered with Jobs Today, Monster and several other websites. Since registering, I have checked them daily and all I see is a repeat of the same adverts by the same companies with very little difference elsewhere. Many of these companies when you read their adverts often talk about career prospects within the company and how you can advance through the ranks. If this is the case, how come so many of the companies advertising these claims of fabulous career prospects are advertising elsewhere…why are they not promoting their current staff to the managerial jobs which dominate the Jobs website pages and replacing the staff who are promoted?

Why is this idea important?

Having had the misfortune of being made redundant through ill health last November and also being made homeless for part of this year, I have had to hunt high and low for somewhere to live and it has been far from being easy!

The biggest problem with being unemployed, is the simple fact that a great many landlords do not accept DSS tenants. Look at most adverts for property that is available to rent and you will see the words NO DSS attached to the end of the advert. 

Having researched the problem myself, I have discovered that there is a serious level of discrimination towards those who are unfortunate enough to have lost their jobs through no fault of their own.

Your government may be looking to cut benefits in order to reduce the national debt, but for someone like myself who is desperate to get back in to work and also done their damned hardest to get off the street, benefits are vital until new employment can be found. By councils delaying benefits or constantly messing people around, they are adding even more stress to what is already a difficult time.

Yes, the benefits system needs a re-think and yes, there are people who abuse it, but there are a hell of a lot of people who need it, that are struggling to survive! 

I am on Job Seekers Allowance of £65 per week. £7.65 per week  is deducted from that because I had no choice except to apply for a Social Fund Loan in order to be able to get the house I am now living in. This leaves me with just over £57 a week to survive on. Once I pay for electric, gas and food, I am left with virtually nothing. I do not own a television and even if I did, I would not be able to afford a licence! I have no car, and yet again if I did, I could not afford to run it! 

What I am asking is that the government start to look at the reasons why the people on DSS are struggling to find employment…. is it because of a lack of jobs? A lack of skills? There could be any number of reasons. 

In my particular case, I was made redundant through ill health last year, since making a recovery, I have applied for over 180 jobs since March this year. Out of the 180 jobs I have applied for, I have had exactly 8 letters telling me I was not suitable for the position or was not qualified enough and I have been asked to one (1) interview! The rest I have not heard anything from! So as a part of looking at the reasons why people are struggling to find employment, look at the jobs which are being advertised! 

I have been registered with Jobs Today, Monster and several other websites. Since registering, I have checked them daily and all I see is a repeat of the same adverts by the same companies with very little difference elsewhere. Many of these companies when you read their adverts often talk about career prospects within the company and how you can advance through the ranks. If this is the case, how come so many of the companies advertising these claims of fabulous career prospects are advertising elsewhere…why are they not promoting their current staff to the managerial jobs which dominate the Jobs website pages and replacing the staff who are promoted?

National Service for people out of work

Introduce National Service (military) for people out of work for longer than 18 months / 2 years. This would eas ethe strain on the military, provide the unemployed with skills and experience, and GET THEM A JOB!!!! Then they'll be actually contributing to society (and the world…?) and not scrounging off benefits.

Why is this idea important?

Introduce National Service (military) for people out of work for longer than 18 months / 2 years. This would eas ethe strain on the military, provide the unemployed with skills and experience, and GET THEM A JOB!!!! Then they'll be actually contributing to society (and the world…?) and not scrounging off benefits.

Jobless schools

I believe that we need more trained people in this country, so anyone out of work should first have to attend school to make sure they are adequately educated in the basics.

Then after that should attend coursed suited to their abilities.

If they do not attend or are unwilling to learn – NO MONEY!

Their education should only end when they are in work!

Why is this idea important?

I believe that we need more trained people in this country, so anyone out of work should first have to attend school to make sure they are adequately educated in the basics.

Then after that should attend coursed suited to their abilities.

If they do not attend or are unwilling to learn – NO MONEY!

Their education should only end when they are in work!