22 Dec 2012

Jobless to be remotely monitored by UK Government

From the beginning of next year, the British unemployed will have to look for work through the Coalition's new Universal Jobmatch website or potentially risk losing their benefits.

unemployment-jobcentreThe website will scan the CVs of benefit claimants and automatically match them up with job openings that suit their skills. It will also allow employers to search for new workers among the unemployed and send messages inviting them to interviews.

However, the activities of benefit claimants can also be tracked using devices known as "cookies", so their Job Centre advisers can know how many searches they have been doing, suggest potential jobs and see whether they are turning down viable opportunities.

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