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Department for Work and Pensions

5 February 2003

A new e-initiative to widen access to employment opportunities was launched in London today by the Minister for Work Nick Brown and the e-Envoy Andrew Pinder.

Worktrain, the Government's national jobs, learning and careers website, will be made available through kiosks sited throughout the capital and at over 100 locations across Britain for a six-month pilot period.

The kiosks will enable users to look up vacancies available in their area and nationwide, as well as a variety of other local information in collaboration with councils.

Launching the initiative today at Oxford Street, Nick Brown said: "We want to make looking for work as easy, accessible and convenient as possible.

"The Worktrain website is already used by around 10,000 people a day and offers such a good service that 80 per cent of users return to the site. This pilot will hopefully take this success story to another level."

Andrew Pinder commented: "This exciting initiative further demonstrates how the Government is using the latest technology to offer citizens the services they want and need."

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