§ 2. Sir Joseph Leech
asked the Minister of Labour what his Department is doing, by means of a more vigorous policy, to transfer unemployed men and women to meet the periodical demand for indoor labour in holiday resorts; and whether he is experimenting in the Special Areas by means of local personal recruitment to obtain volunteers for indoor employment, and particularly among unemployed persons unsuited for the heavy trades?
§ Mr. E. Brown
Active steps are taken by the Employment Exchanges to make known the opportunities of seasonal work available, and to bring vacancies to the notice of suitable persons who have had previous experience of the work or appear to possess the qualifications required. Publicity is sought by the exhibition of posters, the distribution of leaflets, the exhibition of cinema slides and the insertion of notices in the Press. Areas where there is a demand for such labour are linked up with areas, including the Special Areas, in which workers are likely to be available. Close co-operation is maintained with employers, with a view to securing early notification of their labour requirements. In order to encourage workers to accept employment available in other districts welfare arrangements are undertaken in co-operation with recognised organisations, chiefly for the benefit of women and girls who are employed away from home for the first time. Courses of training for hotel work are available.
§ Mr. T. Williams
Apart from this publicity inviting the employés to take these jobs, are the wages and the conditions of work also notified?