Unemployed people must be better supported to help them take up vacant roles, which would in turn reduce the jobless rate significantly.
This is according to work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith, who told the Conservative spring conference in Cardiff that it is "short-sighted" to say there are no positions at the moment, since there are in fact approximately half a million vacancies in the economy.
According to the Daily Telegraph, he explained that welfare reforms will help jobseekers assume roles by making work more profitable, as well as providing support and training to those facing the biggest barriers to the workplace.
"It's not the absence of jobs that's the problem. It's the failure to match the unemployed to the jobs there are," Mr Duncan Smith remarked.
Nicola Linkleter of Badenoch and Clark recently commented on the employment situation, stating that people should not try and find a job on their own and those who have just been made unemployed are likely to find the state of the market a shock, advising them to thoroughly prepare for interviews.
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