GOVERNMENT Minister Rosie Winterton dropped into Chelmsley Wood Jobcentre Plus in North Solihull this week.
The Minister was visiting the West Midlands to see how the new package of help and support for jobseekers, available from April, is being used to help people back into work.
Ms Winterton, Minister of State for Pensions and the Ageing Society at the Department for Work & Pensions, said: “We will not give up on anyone who loses their job and we will continue to provide real help to everyone who needs it to help get them back to work as quickly as possible.
“From today, we are rolling out more help for jobseekers so that they get the help they need from day one of being unemployed.
“This could include people who have been in a stable job for many years or those from professional backgrounds.
“We are making extra help available for those people who have been out of work for six months or more. Employers will have access to £2,500 towards new training places for the unemployed and more support for people who want to become self-employed, take part in a volunteering scheme or other training is now available.”