Jobs scheme 'helps 20,000 a month'

AOL Money Staff

Firms delivering the Government's flagship programme for helping the long-term unemployed find work have said 20,000 jobseekers are now being helped every month.

More than 200,000 jobseekers have found employment through the Work Programme, under which organisations are paid to help the unemployed into a job, since it was launched in June 2011, figures showed.