Tag: Esther McVey

Number of Eastleigh Jobseekers jumps 94%

While the latest employment figures from the Office for National statistics show that the number of people out work nationally remains at historic lows, the number of people claiming Jobseeker’s allowance in Eastleigh has jumped by 94% in the last 12 months.  In 2015 there were only 495 people on dole but last month there…

Jobs Minister dismisses ‘part-time myth’

Employment Minister Esther McVey has described claims that job growth is being fueled by part-time and temporary work as “scare stories” and “a myth.” The jobs Secretary was in town to record an episode of BBC Question Time and prior to the recording visited G W Martin engineering works accompanied by the Conservative candidate for…