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DWP shares initiatives with Employment Action Group
The logistics team from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) were welcomed to a recent meeting of the Employment Action Group, a Logistics UK working group focusing on skills and employment policy, open to Logistics UK members from across the industry.
DWP presented the activity it is carrying out to promote the sector to those looking for work. The DWP team also invited Logistics UK members to engage with the Job Centre Plus network to ensure their vacancies are being advertised as widely as possible.
Alex Veitch, General Manager – Public Policy, said: “DWP’s logistics team made a useful and constructive contribution to our Employment Action Group meeting and we thank them for sharing their initiatives with us.
“We discussed ways we can work more closely with the department to develop potential solutions to the challenge of the skills shortage currently facing the sector, including making more of the Kickstart scheme to offer young people experience of working within logistics operations.”
The group also discussed the latest policy issues, including the latest proposals on apprenticeship reform, DVSA testing and the implications of IR35 changes. Members interested in joining the group should contact Alex Veitch.
Published On: 27/05/2021 17:00:38