Headlines: July 13th, 1999

The Employment Service, which runs 1000 job centres, wants an outside view before setting its aims, objectives and targets for 2000. It is the first central government organisation to do so this year. In most cases this is recognised as an entirely internal process.

A letter inviting contributions to the review has been issued to some1000 organisations. The letter is also on the Department for Education and Employment and Employment Service websites. The consultation period ends on 17 September.

The consultation exercise will seek to ensure that planning decisions reflect the role which its clients, its key partners and the Government want it to play.