Car sales boss hits outs at work-shy jobseekers
Fri, 27 Apr 2012
Online car dealership CarSmart’s director of sales has voiced concern at lack of enthusiasm among benefits claimants for new job openings at the firm.
The company is looking for at least nine new staff members, with seven new applicants due to turn up at the company for a day’s paid work, organised by the local job centre last Wednesday, 25 April. Not one turned up, the firm reports.
The company statement adds that “all seven were no-shows on the same grounds that by the time they had paid their bus fare and lunch fare by coming to the company today, they could earn more by sitting at home claiming their job-seeker's allowance”.
Cooper says: "We've had all kinds of characters through the door recently" – although more to the point, not coming through the door at all – making the extra office space it had rented in anticipation “a complete waste”.
He adds: "We asked the Canterbury Job Centre to refer everyone that comes through their door on to us. But in five working days, we have only had one person passed on to us, and only on the grounds that he's 'a lovely boy'."