§ Mr. Prescott
asked the Paymaster General on what date Link Recruitment Ltd. was operating as Joblink, approved by the Manpower Services Commission as a 458W recruitment agent for community programme sponsors and managing agents; what are the maximum allowable costs charged by Joblink to advertise community programme vacancies; and what is the maximum placement fee paid by the Manpower Services Commission to Joblink for recruiting to community programme vacancies.
§ Mr. Lee
MSC approval is not required for recruitment agencies submitting applicants for posts on the community programme. Vacancies for managers, supervisors and certain specialist workers within the community programme are advertised by professional and executive recruitment.
Under an agreement reached with the Federation of Personnel Services on 1 October 1983 any private recruitment agency may submit candidates for these posts. A placement fee of £257 is paid to the agency submitting the successful candidate.