» Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Asked if the Prime Minister was worried about the current level of unemployment, particularly considering the job losses at Woolworths, the PMS said that the Prime Minister had given a response to the latest unemployment figures, (before the announcement from Woolworths), saying that we needed to do everything we could to help people get into work and combat unemployment, which was why we were today announcing a 79 million fund to help people get the skills needed to gain access to work in the future.

Asked if the Prime Minister was disappointed that a buyer for Woolworths could not be found, the PMS said that we were disappointed that the administrators had been unable to find a buyer. We understood that they were continuing to seek buyers for some of the stores and we would follow their efforts closely. Job Centre Plus stood ready to work with Woolworths to manage the impact from job losses.

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  1. the unemployment rate today is a bit higher because of the recession but hopefully the economy would recover soon.”`;

    Comment by David Harris — 5 May 2010 on 6:58 pm | Link

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