Leaving the inevitable slanging match to one side one should bear in mind that putting people into jobs is nowadays often outsourced to private companies, the predictable thinking being that they can do 'better' than the job centres. Inevitably all this is tied up with targets to be met......What seems to be happening is that these private companies push people into places like Poundland irrespective of payment, conditions, qualifications, suitability etc. etc. The important thing being that they've met their target and can therefore happily bank a LOT OF MONEY from HMG - and we're talking millions here.
As a once young singer-songwriter once put it (albeit in a different context)- "They're only pawns in a game".