Let Them Have Phones

The Australian Government have identified that having a mobile is essential to success for today’s job seekers. Strange that no one thought of this before.

After all, you need to be able to make and take calls from would-be employers and a mobile is a pretty expensive indulgence if you’re claiming unemployment benefit.

So they’ve started to give out “loan phones”, which has increased a job seeker’s chances by a massive 30%.

So simple, yet so effective. If only all politician’s ideas were thus.

Image shows the previous initiative.

Source: Textually reporting a story in The Age. Having said that, the link to the story in The Age doesn’t work, but if Emily says it was so, then that’s good enough for me 🙂

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