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Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Jobcentre Plus app makes jobhunting simpler

  • Published: Thursday, 11 March 2010

If you're looking for a new job near where you live, a new Jobcentre Plus app could help you find it. The new app, and better access to the internet at Jobcentres, were two measures announced by Employment Minister Jim Knight at the National Digital Inclusion Conference in London.

A million job searches a day

The new app makes it easier for you to find a job in your area. You can select key locations where you're looking for work and see exactly where the vacancies are on Google maps.

Early reviews from the iTunes App Store are positive. One person who downloaded the app says "This is excellent. I can even view the location of the job on a map. Well done."

Almost a million people search for work through Jobcentre Plus (JCP) every working day.

Within a year, the app will be extended to let you use GPS to spot jobs around you, whether from home or on the move. The app will also be developed to automatically notify you of new vacancies matching your preferences.

The new Jobcentre Plus app

Looking for work? Download the free Jobcentre Plus app

Key facts about the JCP app and jobs database:

  • the app can be used by jobseekers in England, Wales and Scotland
  • the app is free to download and available to anyone who uses an iPhone, an iPod touch, or a Google Android phone
  • last month more than 60,000 people used web browsers on smart phones to visit the JCP jobsearch site - now you can download the app for an interface that is easier and quicker to use on your phone 
  • the JCP database is the largest in the UK – with over 10,000 new vacancies every working day
  • more than 30 per cent of UK employers advertise their jobs with JCP

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