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UPDATE 27/2/13: Registering an account with Universal Jobmatch will become mandatory from the beginning of March 2013. There should still be no requirement to tick the box giving DWP access to your account. For the latest details and what this means for claimants keep an eye on: http://consent.me.uk/universaljobmatch/
The DWP’s obsession with forcing unemployed people into endless, and often pointless, work related activity, is set to reach new heights when Universal Jobmatch is launched next week.
According to the DWP the service is a: “new, free, online job posting and matching service for companies and jobseekers.” Run by private company Monster Jobs, the site will replace the previous online job search facilities provided by the Jobcentre.
Despite earlier denials from the DWP that unemployed claimants will be not forced to sign up to the new site, it now appears as if registering will be mandatory (as the above…
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