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Hello all, I've been thinking about getting in contact with a couple of agencies in my area to see if they could help find me work but I'm not very keen on the idea of doing temporary or part-time work. Would I be allowed to join an agency and then pick & choose the jobs I want to do whilst turning down any temporary jobs if they were offered to me or would the jobcentre class this as refusing a job? Sorry if this is a stupid question but I have never been with an agency before and I have no idea how they work or how they fit in with my JSA. Thanks.

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If you exclude temporary or part-time work there won't be much else left on the agencies "books", your CV is likely to be ignored unless you have sought after skills to bring to the market place. I commend your initiative though.


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I'm inclined to agree with Loanranger. Most of agencies' work comes from temporary posts and emergency cover. Although there will occasionally be offers of full time permanent employment, it's not frequently found through an agency as they have more opportunity to earn a high commision from the temporary and emergency cover. Yes, if you refused work which was offered to you it could lead to a sanction but it can't be said for certain that a claim will be sanctioned. The DWP have to consider if the refusal was reasonable or unreasonable. If it was refused purely on the basis that the job was not permanent or was not full time then that would likely be considered an unreasonable refusal, but again it would depend upon what is in your JSAg.


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But sometimes temp work can lead to a permanent job. If you've been there a few weeks or months, you know what they're like and they know you. It can help on occasions.

 

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