THE GOVERNMENT has announced 80 temporary job centres nationwide to help those affected by the pandemic.

The scheme was launched by the minister for employment, Mims Davies, yesterday.

She said: "With more new, temporary jobcentres in place in the heart of our communities, we can support even more people impacted by the pandemic to find work and progress into new roles.

"We’ve already boosted our work coach roles by 10,000 – and with these new local job centres to operate from, we can drive forward our Plan for Jobs, creating fresh opportunity for people all across the country."