Government attracts 12,000 for civil service jobs in the north

A
massive Government recruitment campaign in the North East has exceeded all
expectations – with more than 12,000 people applying to work for the civil
service.

The
Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) launched the campaign in an effort to
recruit 2,000 staff for Jobcentre Plus offices, the Child Support Agency and
the new pension service.

The
huge volume of applications were processed through a specially set-up hotline
and the department is currently sending out information packs to applicants.

More
than 100 unemployed people have been on pre-employment courses to demonstrate
what the work would involve and support them through the application process.

By Ross Wigham

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