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Universal Jobmatch Brought in by DWP for the Unemployed it doesn't work

SstuffSstuff

This was brought in on the 19th November. A Database where Jobcentre staff will be able to match claimants up to jobs and monitor all job seeking activity by spying on applications and covers letters. It is almost quite possibly unlawful for claimants to be forced to surrender their rights under the Data Protection Act by using benefit sanctions to blackmail people into signing up to the new scheme. The site before the update was more user friendly compared to having to register before you can apply for the job you're interested in. I believe they are linking together with Monster jobs which I have found to be quite useless in finding a job on. Also this site was hacked back in 2009, do the government think using this method is going to work?
It looks like another stumbling block brought in by the tory party.

What does everybody else think?

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    eme1i
    The new gov website sucks! Why is the whole benefit and jobs system so slow and old fashioned. You'd think it being the government they'd have top of the range systems and all that. It does majorly suck. I dot wana use the whole thing until its properly up and running. It needs improvement.
    DLM
    DLM1 year, 11 months ago #2Show comment tools Reply
    2013 here we come :{
    RosieWoo
    I think it's a good idea in theory although there are no details on where to actually apply for the jobs - or weren't t'other day when I registered.

    I just checked and it's still ****.


    Edited By: RosieWoo on Nov 21, 2012 08:23: blaahh
    DLM
    DLM1 year, 11 months ago #4Show comment tools Reply
    RosieWoo
    I think it's a good idea in theory although there are no details on where to actually apply for the jobs - or weren't t'other day when I registered.


    Good morning Rosie :)
    RosieWoo
    DLM
    RosieWoo
    I think it's a good idea in theory although there are no details on where to actually apply for the jobs - or weren't t'other day when I registered.


    Good morning Rosie :)


    Morning m'love
    DLM
    RosieWoo
    DLM
    RosieWoo
    I think it's a good idea in theory although there are no details on where to actually apply for the jobs - or weren't t'other day when I registered.


    Good morning Rosie :)


    Morning m'love


    I'm going back to bed in a min lol
    RosieWoo
    DLM
    RosieWoo
    DLM
    RosieWoo
    I think it's a good idea in theory although there are no details on where to actually apply for the jobs - or weren't t'other day when I registered.


    Good morning Rosie :)


    Morning m'love


    I'm going back to bed in a min lol


    I'm going to college :(
    DLM
    DLM1 year, 11 months ago #8Show comment tools Reply
    RosieWoo
    DLM
    RosieWoo
    DLM
    RosieWoo
    I think it's a good idea in theory although there are no details on where to actually apply for the jobs - or weren't t'other day when I registered.


    Good morning Rosie :)


    Morning m'love


    I'm going back to bed in a min lol


    I'm going to college :(


    I'd like to study.

    Have a good day x x
    Sstuff
    RosieWoo
    I think it's a good idea in theory although there are no details on where to actually apply for the jobs - or weren't t'other day when I registered.

    I just checked and it's still ****.



    It's not a good idea, to apply for the jobs you would have to create an account and upload a cv into the database. This site imo does not work at all The search method is nothing like before, it brings up jobs miles away from your preferred location, I mean it doesn't even recognise Shop Assistant in search. This should of been tested before it was implemented. Some people might be happy with but overall it will fail if people voice the issues early on
    100SER
    I suppose it's just another way to push people off the rails, to bring down the unemployed figures but..

    By twiddling the web address more options can be obtained; change to rad=15 for a 15 mile search, however this appears not to be a search from any town or postcode entered but possibly from the relevent post town; change to tm=6 for a one week search as oppose to the current 8 day (Last 7 days = last 7 days plus today); jt=2 or 5 for job type = full time or part time, doesn't appear to work right; if anybody can work out some others would be pleased to know, e.g. where is temp/perm choice and is the employers address distance from post town centre sorted as some addresses seem further than others.
    All I wanted was to find jobs to apply for, is that too much to ask?
    csiman
    the job centre computer search programs always have and always will be useless (like nearly all government IT projects). The CSA system cost something like £3,000,000,000 and cost more than has ever been recouped for the children

    Edited By: csiman on Nov 22, 2012 08:09
    sweetcaz
    This is rubbish I registered and now it not let me view jobs let alone sign in
    killerboy32
    sweetcaz
    This is rubbish I registered and now it not let me view jobs let alone sign in

    Yeah me too, can't view half the job's and won't let me sign in sometimes. Also show's me job's 50 mile's away when I only want 15-20!
    Kitten13
    Having spoken to a few people, they believe the lifespan of the job center is only another 2-5years, it shouldn't be called the jobcenter anyway, it should be the benefits advice center, as they don't do anything to help you look for work.

    The new systems will fail as they often do. I am on the new enterprise allowance, and have had to tell my jcp advisor about it, as they haven't had any training, thankfully I will be out of the hands of the job center soon, and on the new enterprise payments and working for myself.

    Anybody signing on, who has a business idea should deffo ask for a referal to the NEA.
    killerboy32
    Kitten13
    Having spoken to a few people, they believe the lifespan of the job center is only another 2-5years, it shouldn't be called the jobcenter anyway, it should be the benefits advice center, as they don't do anything to help you look for work.

    The new systems will fail as they often do. I am on the new enterprise allowance, and have had to tell my jcp advisor about it, as they haven't had any training, thankfully I will be out of the hands of the job center soon, and on the new enterprise payments and working for myself.

    Anybody signing on, who has a business idea should deffo ask for a referal to the NEA.

    Can you still claim JSA for your living cost's if you take out NEA? Or do you just get £65 for 13 week's and then £33 for the other 13?
    ig1969
    utter shambles
    does anyone know how much thios cost to set up? must be millions?
    killerboy32
    ig1969
    utter shambles
    does anyone know how much thios cost to set up? must be millions?

    No idea, but if you don't sign up do you get sanctioned? I've signed up but don't tend to sign in when i apply for job's it's all a bit confusing, don't see what was wrong with the old site. At least you could search and apply properly.
    FTCom
    Sounds typical, Ask for Fish and Chips twice with a Pickled Onion, and your get the complete opposite of what you asked for! (_;)
    slamdunkin
    It's not supposed to work for the benefit of the unemployed....the system has been purposely designed to hinder your job searching efforts and then you will be sanctioned with loss of benefits for non compliance. Then the DWP will be called a shambles and all the duties will be handed over to the private sector companies.
    slamdunkin
    Universal Jobmatch is the revolution in the state-owned and run job service… over a decade later, HM Government through DWP has decided, (regardless of being in a recession) to spend tens of millions of pounds of taxpayers money revamping the old website, to include CV matching to help you find work by uploading a CV without the need to Actively Seek Employment…


    Actually, despite the marketing hype, the actual motive is as follows:-


    Jobseeker Tracking. To track peoples jobseeking efforts.
    Benefit Fraud Resolution. Investigating people whose CV has a different employment history then the record Jobcentre Plus has. Meaning those who have lied on their CV to stand more of a chance getting work by extending employment periods (maybe by just a week or few) will be investigated for Benefit Fraud – put under surveillance and telephone bugged.
    Benefit Sanctioning. Universal Jobmatch has a very convenient feature where people can set themselves up for a sanction without knowing it. (Leave the feedback feature alone)
    Make jobseekers accept any jobs. DWP have removed specific location details (to a postcode district at a glance) and a precise postcode via Transport Direct so jobseekers could see if they could make it to work via public transport (if they don’t have a car/driving licence). Furthermore, working hours (and working patterns) have been replaced with just “Fulltime” and “Part time” – 30 hours or more being fulltime and less than 30 hours being part time. Fulltime indication is sufficient for many whereas part time could mean 29 hours or 2 hours, requiring jobseeker having to apply for the job to find out (i.e. they couldn’t turn down the job, if they later got offered it).
    Nanny State. Through Government Gateway, the Government wants to assign everyone a code, similar to a NI number… but by doing this they can claim it in itself doesn’t constitute “personal data” although will be linked to other relevant details such as NI number and NHS number… in addition to your name and address, and of course passport number and driving licence number (where applicable).

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