The DWP don’t have a good record when it comes to the internet. In fact it’s been one shambles after another. This isn’t stopping Iain Duncan Smith steaming ahead into a digital by default world he knows nothing about.
Universal Credit, the upcoming multi-billion pound change to the benefits system, is set to be the largest and most complex online database ever created by any Government. Millions could be plunged into desperate poverty, homelessness and hunger if the new system goes wrong. Billions of pounds could be squandered.
The first IT project commissioned by the DWP is Universal Jobmatch, a job vacancy listing site. It has proved an unmitigated disaster with adverts for sex work, scams and an increasing number of spoof jobs posted on a daily basis.
The latest, which has now sadly been removed, deserves to be printed in its entirety:
Cosa Nostra Holdings International Couriers
Cosa Nostra is a family run business which has a number of successful divisions, and following increasing demand we are recruiting into our import/export and logistics division.
We are looking to take on three international couriers, ideally with their own transport, who can travel to our production hub in Amsterdam to collect high value packages and bring them into the UK to pass on to our national distribution network. Speed is of the essence in this role and we also expect all staff to adhere to our strict code of conduct.
There may also be opportunities for particularly talented individuals to work on some of our transatlantic routes between the central America and the UK.
We are expecting high applicants for these roles, so do apply soon.
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