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Hiring someone Part-time - will benefits get in the way?

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Hiring someone Part-time - will benefits get in the way?

I need a bloke for ten hours of minimum wage work each week, likely growing into a full time job over six months or so, but I'm guessing there's not a chance that anyone would work ten hours because they would lose benefits, and so a vacancy isn't filled an a business doesn't grow? Or would most people see an opportunity for work and sod the benefits? I'm going to ask the job centre this week, but expect pretty much no interest.

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    Re:Hiring someone Part-time - will benefits get in the way? 2009/07/28 22:21:43 (permalink)
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    id imagine alot would think "i get as uch on the dole" but there may well be some one who works say 20 hours and is looking for a bit extra to top them up

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    Re:Hiring someone Part-time - will benefits get in the way? 2009/07/28 22:43:57 (permalink)
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    I'd thought that, but the job is really five hours on a monday and five on a thursday, kind of awkward.

    My local temp agency has offered me a choice of east europeans or british, but tbh I can't take either as I need the same person each time, and I don't want to be paying a premium for agency staff for the lifetime of the job.

    Hopefully this won't be a job that's never created. :/

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    Re:Hiring someone Part-time - will benefits get in the way? 2009/07/28 22:45:40 (permalink)
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    Id guess there will always be someone looking extra work. Id love a part-time job around my current one for extra money but cant seem to find one to suit.

    The person may still be able to claim a small amount of Jobseekers since the work is part-time and might be lower than there personal allowance and there is a small disregard on wages taken into account. I work there.


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    Re:Hiring someone Part-time - will benefits get in the way? 2009/07/28 23:21:06 (permalink)
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    Having just spent 4 weeks on the dole, I wouldn't have even considered 10 hours a week, as dole pays your rent and council tax too.  To be honest, I'm almost better off on benefits than working 48 hours a week to be honest.  If I had kids, this would definately be the case.

    Depending on where the hours are in the week, might suit someone like a doorman who only works weekends/evening or something?  But then if it goes full-time you're back at square one.

    If it is 2 hours p/d over 5 days, nobody will be interest (IMO).

    I would have done cleaning or anything, but there was nothing offering 35+ hours a week in that role.

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    Re:Hiring someone Part-time - will benefits get in the way? 2009/07/28 23:25:01 (permalink)
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    Try and make it 16 hours if you can.

    16 hours (or more) qualifies for tax credits, which guarantee to be more than you'd get on benefits, so is worth taking

    Otherwise you may still find people willing to take it as a second job...  or people who cant claim benefits as their partner works...  or people over retirement age who want something part time


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    Re:Hiring someone Part-time - will benefits get in the way? 2009/07/29 10:25:39 (permalink)
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    good idea tac with the tax credits

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    Re:Hiring someone Part-time - will benefits get in the way? 2009/07/29 10:32:47 (permalink)
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    Puzzle

    I need a bloke for ten hours of minimum wage work each week, likely growing into a full time job over six months or so, but I'm guessing there's not a chance that anyone would work ten hours because they would lose benefits, and so a vacancy isn't filled an a business doesn't grow? Or would most people see an opportunity for work and sod the benefits? I'm going to ask the job centre this week, but expect pretty much no interest.
     
     
    Hi Puzzle
     
    Depending on the workload  etc , IME  People who would look for a job for about 10hours work are Mothers with small Children ( want to get back into some form of work but don't want full time ) , Bored House Wifes / Husbands who just want something to occupy a few hours or Retired persons who want the same . IME these are good loyal reliable and hard workers for whom the money is not the issue occupying their brain / feeling useful and earning a bit of pocket money is the goal
     
    Don't know if this helps
     
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