Work and pensions minister Iain Duncan Smith visits Watford job centre

Picture by Len Kerswill

Picture by Len Kerswill

First published in News Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

Work and pensions minister, Iain Duncan Smith, visited Watford job centre to see how new employment reforms were working on the ground.

The Conservative toured the office, in Exchange Road, on Friday following the roll-out of new initiatives in his Help to Work scheme last week 

Among the new initiatives, which are aimed at getting more long term unemployed back to work, are employment coaching as well as mandatory English language tests and training.

The minister also launched efforts for this year’s Watford job’s fair, which is organised by MP Richard Harrington.

Mr Harrington said: "This year’s fair looks set to be bigger and better than ever. We have a host of new employers exhibiting for the first time with vacancies in education, childcare, communications, retail, care and more.

"Big local employers such as Hilton and Warner Brothers come back year after year because they do hire people from these events, they find the Fairs useful for their recruitment and that is why they come back - I would urge anyone who is interested in coming, or any employer with vacancies, to get in touch with my office for more information."

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12:55pm Tue 6 May 14

Hornets number 12 fan says...

Cannot type what I feel about this man because it would be taken off! He is anti poor,anti disabled,anti sick and in fact anti anyone that doesn't have a large stash of cash!!
Cannot type what I feel about this man because it would be taken off! He is anti poor,anti disabled,anti sick and in fact anti anyone that doesn't have a large stash of cash!! Hornets number 12 fan
  • Score: -1

1:09pm Tue 6 May 14

Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford says...

Is there an election coming up?
Is there an election coming up? Phil Cox - UKIP Mayoral candidate for Watford
  • Score: 0

1:43pm Tue 6 May 14

garston tony says...

Hornets number 12 fan wrote:
Cannot type what I feel about this man because it would be taken off! He is anti poor,anti disabled,anti sick and in fact anti anyone that doesn't have a large stash of cash!!
Or he could just be pro fairness for all
[quote][p][bold]Hornets number 12 fan[/bold] wrote: Cannot type what I feel about this man because it would be taken off! He is anti poor,anti disabled,anti sick and in fact anti anyone that doesn't have a large stash of cash!![/p][/quote]Or he could just be pro fairness for all garston tony
  • Score: 7

2:21pm Tue 6 May 14

Hornets number 12 fan says...

garston tony wrote:
Hornets number 12 fan wrote:
Cannot type what I feel about this man because it would be taken off! He is anti poor,anti disabled,anti sick and in fact anti anyone that doesn't have a large stash of cash!!
Or he could just be pro fairness for all
No he is definitely NOT
[quote][p][bold]garston tony[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornets number 12 fan[/bold] wrote: Cannot type what I feel about this man because it would be taken off! He is anti poor,anti disabled,anti sick and in fact anti anyone that doesn't have a large stash of cash!![/p][/quote]Or he could just be pro fairness for all[/p][/quote]No he is definitely NOT Hornets number 12 fan
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6:22pm Tue 6 May 14

enlightened one says...

Hornets number 12 fan wrote:
Cannot type what I feel about this man because it would be taken off! He is anti poor,anti disabled,anti sick and in fact anti anyone that doesn't have a large stash of cash!!
That'll be the same IDS who set up the Centre For Social Justice to help tackle poverty and it's causes.Now as sec of state for work and pensions he's making it increasingly more difficult for people to spend their entire lives living off benefits.......and this is bad in what way ??????

As for Ukip Phil to suggest that he's visiting because there's an election,that really is taking the biscuit.
[quote][p][bold]Hornets number 12 fan[/bold] wrote: Cannot type what I feel about this man because it would be taken off! He is anti poor,anti disabled,anti sick and in fact anti anyone that doesn't have a large stash of cash!![/p][/quote]That'll be the same IDS who set up the Centre For Social Justice to help tackle poverty and it's causes.Now as sec of state for work and pensions he's making it increasingly more difficult for people to spend their entire lives living off benefits.......and this is bad in what way ?????? As for Ukip Phil to suggest that he's visiting because there's an election,that really is taking the biscuit. enlightened one
  • Score: -5

10:45am Wed 7 May 14

garston tony says...

Hornets number 12 fan wrote:
garston tony wrote:
Hornets number 12 fan wrote: Cannot type what I feel about this man because it would be taken off! He is anti poor,anti disabled,anti sick and in fact anti anyone that doesn't have a large stash of cash!!
Or he could just be pro fairness for all
No he is definitely NOT
Thats you opinion, others are available
[quote][p][bold]Hornets number 12 fan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]garston tony[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hornets number 12 fan[/bold] wrote: Cannot type what I feel about this man because it would be taken off! He is anti poor,anti disabled,anti sick and in fact anti anyone that doesn't have a large stash of cash!![/p][/quote]Or he could just be pro fairness for all[/p][/quote]No he is definitely NOT[/p][/quote]Thats you opinion, others are available garston tony
  • Score: 5

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