Not enough help for unemployed

SIR – As I am classed as long time unemployed, which means over six months, I am constantly asked if I am actively looking for work, and the job centre is supposed to help me in returning to full time or part time employment. I have recently found a job o

SIR - As I am classed as long time unemployed, which means over six months, I am constantly asked if I am actively looking for work, and the job centre is supposed to help me in returning to full time or part time employment.

I have recently found a job out of the area in Scunthorpe, doing vehicle recovery on motorway improvement areas.

I went to the local job centre to ask for assistance in travelling costs so I could attend the interview and was told that I had to spend my own money on travel expenses bed and breakfast for the night as it is a two day interview plus refresher course on vehicle recovery, which is �100 a day.

As I am already experienced in the field that is not a problem, but my point is I only receive �49 a week benefits and with a house to run, how can they say that they are helping me get back in to work?

If I was to walk into the job centre the next time I sign on and tell them I am not looking for work because you did not help me get to my interview, they would stop my benefits before I even got out the door, but when you do find work they are not able or not willing to help.

SEAN KIRK

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