Job Centre Plus
Contact Jobcentre Plus on:
News Jobs: 0845 606 0234
Benefit Claims: 0800 055 4888
Appointments: 0845 604 3719
Jobcentre Plus is part of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). DWP is the biggest public service delivery department in the UK and serves over 20 million customers. DWP provides services in a number of ways, for example through Jobcentre Plus, The Pension Service, the Child Maintenance Service and partner organisations.
Jobcentre Plus helps people move from benefits into work and helps businesses fill vacancies. It also deals with benefits for people who are unemployed or unable to work because of a health condition or disability.
Jobcentre Plus has a range of recruitment services and can provide bespoke services to help businesses. These include:
- Universal Jobmatch where businesses can advertise jobs and search for jobseekers whose CVs match their needs.
- recruitment advice, including specialist support for small businesses
- help setting up Work Trials to give businesses the opportunity to try out potential recruits
- wage incentives to help companies employ young people aged 18 to 24 or a disabled person, through the Work Choice programme
In North Ayrshire, there are local Jobcentres in Saltcoats, Irvine and Kilbirnie.