JobCentre Plus is a government-funded employment agency and social security office that can be found in most cities, whose aim it is to help people of working age find employment in the UK.
It was formed when the employment service merged with the benefits agency and was renamed JobCentre Plus in 2002. It is a part of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
JobCentre Plus provides resources to enable job-searchers to find work, through Jobpoints (touch-screen computer terminals), Jobseeker Direct (telephone service) and the JobCentre Plus website. They offer information about training opportunities for the unemployed. They also administer claims for benefits such as Income Support, Incapacity Benefit, and Jobseeker's Allowance.
Employers and employment agencies register their vacancies online by calling the employer direct. These vacancies will be immediately listed through Jobpoints, Jobseeker Direct, and the JobCentre Plus website.
Your local JobCentre can help you find a job or gain new skills and tell you about disability-friendly employers in your area.
Click here to search for jobs in your local area and to find your nearerst JobCentre Plus office