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Coronavirus: DWP calls for thousands more staff to handle Universal Credit stress

He also said that the department will likely be looking for more workers in the near future.

He tweeted: “I understand the DWP is looking to recruit 2000 staff (mainly from other departments) to process the deluge of Universal Credit/benefit applications they’ve had and expect to receive in the coming weeks.   “

The 2,000 staff will be handling claims for increased Universal Credit.

They will likely be temporary positions, in place to handle the pandemic’s pressure on public services

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