Save Penrith Jobcentre from Closure

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We in PCS firmly believe that Penrith needs a Job Centre. Under DWP’s proposal the Job Centre would close and all of its services would be removed to Carlisle. Only a very limited outreach service would remain in Penrith for the most vulnerable claimants.

This closure will be a loss to the local economy. Eight much needed jobs will be lost from Penrith permanently, along with the money the staff spend in the town each day. The closure will furthermore deprive the people of Penrith, and the large geographical area that the Job Centre covers, a valued and important public service. We believe that Penrith, and the rural communities served by Penrith Job Centre, have every much of a right to have an accessible Job Centre as do people living in large towns and cities.

PCS also has concerns about our members who work in Penrith. We fear that some of them will live too far from Carlisle to be able to commute there every day. They may therefore be placed at risk of redundancy if the Job Centre closes.


For all of these reasons PCS strongly believes that Penrith Job Centre should remain open. 

Please sign this petition to support the PCS Cumbria campaign to save Penrith Jobcentre. 

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