Shadow work and pensions secretary Liam Byrne
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Labour pledges 'jobs guarantee' for long-term unemployed

The Labour Party says it will guarantee a job for the long-term unemployed, if it is re-elected.

The party has pledged £1bn to enable employers to meet the cost of hiring the 130,000 people who have been out of work for more than two-years.

Shadow work and pensions secretary Liam Byrne told BBC News that "if you want welfare to work to genuinely work, then you need jobs."

  • 04 Jan 2013
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