Guide

Universal Jobmatch

Outline

JSA claimants are pressured to carry their jobsearch activity on Universal Jobmatch – the DWP’s jobsearch site. 

Problems

Universal Jobmatch has been widely ridiculed for posting fake, repeat and fraudulent job advertisements. As The Guardian has reported, the site is so problematic that it is likely to be thrown out. 

Links

DWP draws up plans to ditch ridiculed jobs website
Universal Jobmatch likely to be jettisoned after it was found to be carrying a series of fake, repeat or fraudulent jobs ads – Guardian.

Scam-Ridden Universal Jobmatch Just Fine Says Monster Boss As He Laughs All The Way To The Bank
Report on the scandal-hit website which unemployed people are forced to use to look for work.

Why is Universal Jobmatch carrying fake jobs?
The government's Jobmatch website is carrying bogus vacancies from nine online recruitment agencies run by a Baptist deacon in Coventry, who makes money by encouraging visitors to post their CV.

Iain Duncan Smith's Universal Jobmatch fiasco
Yet another one of Iain Duncan Smith's flagship welfare "reforms" is in chaos.