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Job centres doubling staff

The government is pledging to double the number of frontline staff at job centres in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak is expected to pledge £800m to recruit 13,500 extra staff as part of an economic recovery package announced on Wednesday.
The Treasury says 4,500 of them will be in position by October, with more following later in the year.
Labour has called for more targeted support to prevent job losses.
The announcement comes after UK companies announced thousands of job cuts this week, with many firms cutting jobs now to reduce costs.
Job centres are set for more face-to-face meetings with jobseekers from Monday, as lockdown restrictions are eased.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-53297306#
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