Definition of jobcentre in English:



  • (in the UK) a government office in a town displaying information and giving advice about available jobs and being involved in the administration of benefits to unemployed people.

    • ‘A fireman was shot as he tried to douse a blazing jobcentre and a police dog handler survived a bullet ricocheting inside his vehicle.’
    • ‘The refugees reach the project either by word of mouth or by referrals from jobcentres or groups set up to help asylum seekers.’
    • ‘Staff at jobcentres have been ordered to take down Christmas decorations, which are also barred at Red Cross shops.’
    • ‘The coalition was welcomed by Gary Sykes, office manager for jobcentre plus in Bradford.’
    • ‘I think the idea is to combine jobcentres and benefit offices.’