A4E’s 3.5% Success Rate.
It never rains but it pours.
Data obtained exclusively by Channel 4 News shows that the welfare to work company A4e secured sustainable jobs for just 3.5 per cent of its job-seekers under the government’s flagship Work Programme. You can watch this Here.
The Feckless Middle Class’s favourite paper, the Daily Mail, puts the boot in,
Scandal-plagued welfare-to-work provider, A4E has managed to get just 3.5 per cent of its jobseekers into long-term roles.
Fewer than four out of 100 unemployed people who have gone through the firm have secured jobs that last more than 13 weeks.
Almost 115,000 jobseekers were referred to A4e in the ten months to May 2012 under the government’s work programme.
Of those, just 4,020 secured jobs that lasted more than three months, according to a Channel 4 News investigation.
The company has already been hit by damaging allegations of fraud.
Its chairman, Emma Harrison, who paid herself an £8.6million dividend in 2011 despite A4e’s dreadful record, was forced to quit earlier this year.
The figures show that A4e – the second biggest provider of the work programme – is failing to meet its targets in the first year.
It has to get 5.5 per cent of its jobseekers into sustainable roles every year to keep its contract.
The ‘expert’ firm has even struggled to secure real jobs for applicants in the Olympic borough of Newham in East London, trailing behind even the local council. Here.
We note that this failure is unlikely to be confined to A4E.
Information reaching us is that Ipswich ‘Welfare-to-Work’ “experts”, Papworth Trust and SEETEC, are not even bothering to try to help any unemployed person they think ‘hard’ to get employment.
Mind you, where were these tip-top people when there was full employment?
They weren’t needed then, and their grasping companies aren’t needed now.