Homeless get jobs after completing work experience

More
than 100 homeless people have been offered full-time employment after
completing a scheme of work experience designed to get them back into the jobs
market.

Business
Action on Homelessness has unveiled new figures that show 350 people participated
in the scheme between 2000 and 2002.

The
initiative is part of Business in the Community and uses 100 leading companies
such as Marks & Spencer, Barclays, KPMG, Mercer and Centrica to offer the
placements.

The
figures also show that since pre-placement training was introduced in 2002, the
number of candidates offered full-time work has increased by 18 per cent.

www.bitc.org.uk

By Ross Wigham

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