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Jobcentre ban on posts within the sex industry

Jobs in the sex industry which could lead to exploitation will be banned from being advertised in Jobcentres, the Government announced yesterday.

Employment Minister Chris Grayling said the ban, which will come in with immediate effect, will cover jobs such as lap dancers and strippers.

He said the move was aimed at protecting jobseekers from feeling they have to consider work they weren't comfortable with.

Mr Grayling said: “It's absolutely wrong that the Government advertises jobs that could support the exploitation of people. We've taken immediate action today to stop certain adult entertainment vacancies from being advertised through Jobcentre Plus.

“We shouldn't put vulnerable people in an environment where they're exposed to these types of jobs and could feel under pressure to work in the sex industry.”

The ban follows a public consultation that revealed significant concern about Jobcentre Plus advertising jobs in the sex industry.

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