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CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign school district will host a job fair in July for those who are interested in substitute teaching.
It’s scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at the Mellon Administrative Center, 703 S. New St., C.
This will be the only opportunity for candidates to apply to be substitute teachers in the school district for the 2012-13 school year.
Interested applicants are required to have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and must be able to pass a background check. Experience with school-aged children or Illinois Teacher Certification is preferred. All those interested in becoming substitute teachers in Champaign schools will be interviewed by a Champaign administrator at the recruitment fair.
Participants should bring two or three copies of their resumes and completed applications. Applications are available at the front desk of the Mellon Administrative Center or online at http://www.champaignschools.org. Current substitute teachers do not need to reapply; the recruitment fair is for new applicants only.
Applicants should be aware that costs of up to $200 are incurred for becoming a substitute teacher for background checks and certification. Salary for substitute teachers starts at $85 per day and increases to $90 per day after 10 days of service.
Applicants should report to the south doors of the Mellon Administrative Center and use the Mellon Building and South Side School parking lots as the front of the building is closed for construction. Please note that the doors to the fair will close to new entrants at the posted times of 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
For more information about the fair, please contact Boyd LaFoon or Nancy Whitehouse at 351-3800.
James Chapman and Jill Reilly
16:29 EST, 29 June 2012
12:19 EST, 30 June 2012
Questioned: Barclays chief executive Bob Diamond has been summoned to appear before the Treasury Select Committee next Wednesday
Ministers have ordered an urgent review into a key lending rate between banks after it was found to have been rigged by traders.
The independent review will look at the future operation of the Libor rate and consider whether criminal sanctions should be introduced, a Treasury source said.
It comes after Barclays was fined a record £290million for its part in rigging the lending rate, which affects millions of homeowners and borrowers.
Barclays chief executive Bob Diamond has been
summoned to appear before the Treasury Select Committee next Wednesday.
His appearance comes alongside revelations that Barclays compliance department failed to act on three separate warnings about conflicts of interest and ‘patently false’ submissions by its staff.
Following an extraordinary week of
scandal and disgrace, senior politicians and church leaders have called for a
financial equivalent of Lord Leveson’s Press inquiry.
The ‘shoddy and deceitful’ behaviour of banks should be probed at a public inquiry, David Cameron was told.
Labour leader Ed Miliband wants the
Prime Minister to set up a judicial investigation into the banking world
that would lead to a standards board and code of conduct.
The Committee will question Mr Diamond
about the penalties levied against Barclays by authorities in the UK and
the US following an investigation into the submission of various
interbank offered rates.
Revelations that traders conspired
for years to rig key interest rates have created a widespread feeling
that only a truth and reconciliation inquiry can restore trust in an
industry vital for economic recovery.
it emerged that Barclays’ compliance department failed to act on three
separate internal warnings about conflicts of interest, according to the
between 2007 and 2008, the bank failed to act on ‘patently false’
submissions by its staff to the panel that sets the benchmark interest
rate used to price mortgages and credit card loans worldwide.
Time for action: Labour leader Ed Miliband, left, has called on Prime Minister David Cameron, right, to set up a judicial investigation into the banking world
The failings – revealed in the bank’s £290m settlement with US and UK regulators this week for trying to manipulate a key bank interest rate that influences the cost of loans and mortgages – have angered the industry.
An executive at a rival bank told the newspaper that he ‘could not get his head around the fact’ three
warnings had gone ignored.
Yesterday Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds and Royal Bank of Scotland
were censured for selling risky and inappropriate insurance to
thousands of small firms.
The Financial Services Authority said
the big four missold hard-to-understand interest rate swaps to
thousands of businesses, leading some of them to go bust.
Business Secretary Vince Cable admitted that the banking sector is a ‘massive cesspit’ that needs clearing up.
Mr Cameron last night launched his strongest attack yet on Bob Diamond, Britain’s highest paid bank boss.
Time for action: Barclays PLC President Bob Diamond has ‘questions to answer’ according to Prime Minister David Cameron
The Barclays chief executive is facing growing pressure to resign after it emerged that his staff made millions by fixing the interbank lending rate Libor.
Asked whether Mr Diamond, who earned
£18million last year, was the right man to lead Barclays, the Prime
Minister replied: ‘I can’t say that. He has questions to answer.’
Labour leader Ed Miliband accused the Government of adopting ‘sticking-plaster solutions’ and criticised the Prime Minister as being ‘out of touch’.
‘I have news for David Cameron: the people of this country want a moment of reckoning for our banks,’ he told a Fabian Society conference in London.
‘The British people will not tolerate the establishment closing ranks saying we don’t need an inquiry.’
‘They want a light shone into every dark corner of our banking system. They want bankers held to account. They want the system rebuilt.’
The Committee will also ask non-executives, including Chairman Marcus Agius, to appear before the Committee on Thursday 5 July.
Commenting on the evidence sessions, the Chairman of the Treasury Select Committee, Andrew Tyrie MP, said:
‘It appears that many banks were involved and Barclays were the first to own up. This is the most damaging scam I can recall.
‘The reputation of Britain’s
financial services industry has been severely tarnished, albeit unfairly
for the overwhelming majority unconnected with the scam.
‘The public’s trust in banks has been even further eroded.
‘Restoring the reputational damage must begin immediately.
He added: ‘Parliament and the public need to
know what went wrong and whether the perpetrators have been rooted out.
We also need to be given confidence that this has been put right.’
Bank of England Governor Sir Mervyn King admitted ‘something went very wrong’ in the finance industry, criticising ‘excessive’ salaries and bonuses, ‘shoddy’ treatment of customers and ‘deceitful’ manipulation.
Up to 15 staff in the Barclays UK offices have been disciplined or sacked due to the crisis interest rate rigging scandal.
But now it has been revealed that six UK Barclay traders could be extradited to the US to face criminal charges over the saga which has seen billions wiped off the bank’s value.
Investigators in the US have narrowed down six employees they believe could be brought before their court, reported the Daily Mirror.
The bank – which was fined £290million by UK and American authorities for cheating customers – has signed a non-prosecution agreement with the US Department of Justice.
However the deal does not stop individual staff from being investigated and charged.
Last night the US regulator Commodity Futures Trading Commission confirmed it was investigating to the newspaper, but declined to comment on individuals under scrutiny.
But government sources suggested Bank officials and members of the last Government had questions to answer about whether they were aware of attempts to depress the Libor rate at the height of the financial crisis in 2008 and 2009.
There was concern ‘among all the authorities’ that if the rate rose too high, banks might be pushed into greater crisis, tipping the economy back into recession, one source said.
Evidence that government or bank officials discussed pushing the rate down with bank bosses would take the scandal to new heights.
Justice Secretary Ken Clarke insisted today that bankers who have committed crimes must be brought to trial.
Asked about the two major scandals that have rocked the City this week, Mr Clarke acknowledged that financial crime was ‘easier to get away with’ than virtually any other misdemeanours.
But he said there should be criminal investigations and prosecutions where crimes have been committed.
‘We are very bad at prosecuting financial crime in this country,’ he told the BBC Radio 4 Today programme.
‘I suspect financial crime is easier to get away with in this country than practically any other sort of crime.
Mr Clarke said some of the behaviour which came to light this week was ‘shocking.’
Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey, writing in today’s Daily Mail, warns that widespread alienation against banking giants risks leading to civil unrest.
‘Repentance implies a complete turning around and making good. As things stand, the banks have failed to demonstrate any sort of repentance,’ he says.
‘Why hasn’t there been an investigation into the banks, the regulators and the political culture which allowed banking abuses to flourish? What is needed now is a determination to open up the banking industry to a proper public inquiry.’
Unimpressed: Bankers who have committed crimes must be brought to trial, Justice Secretary Ken Clarke, right, insisted today, while Business Secretary Vince Cable, left, has admitted that the banking sector is a ‘massive cesspit’ that needs clearing up
Mr Miliband said: ‘We definitely need an inquiry into the culture and practices of the industry.
‘What’s been revealed with Barclays is a set of practices which have appalled people across the country and we’ve got to make sure we shine a light in all the corners of the industry to find out why these practices have been going on and what it is about the culture that has enabled this to happen.
‘It’s pretty clear the change that is required at Barclays. I think it’s very hard to see that being led by Bob Diamond.’
The Labour leader argues that while most people in the City are honest and hardworking, a minority appears to be in the grip of ‘institutionalised corruption’.
Unimpressed: Governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King has admitted ‘something has gone very wrong’ in the finance sector
As well as drawing up plans for a professional standards body and code of conduct, he said the inquiry should examine unregulated areas of the finance industry.
Mr Cameron said: ‘People are rightly angry about the behaviour of the banks and so am I. People want to see real accountability for what has happened. When people have broken the rules they should face the consequences.’
Chris Leslie, a Labour Treasury spokesman, said: ‘We need to know how many employees were complicit in this process, how many will be losing their jobs as a result, and whether this needs to now go beyond the regulators and into a criminal investigation.’
Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesman Stephen Williams joined calls for an inquiry into banking culture.
He told BBC Breakfast: ‘I think the public certainly want an investigation that is independent of the banking sector itself to look into the practices that have been going on for many years.
‘The Treasury Select Committee of the House of Commons is going to get Bob Diamond before them and I’m sure he’s going to get a good grilling.
‘But what we really need is something like the Leveson Inquiry – not for such a long period of time – interviewing all the top bankers, all the chief executives of the major banks, but also getting some of the people from the trading floors giving evidence on oath.’
Lord Adair Turner, chairman of the Financial Services Authority, the City watchdog, said the fixing of the crucial Libor interest rate showed ‘a degree of cynicism and greed that is shocking’.
Former Conservative shadow home secretary David Davis said: ‘I have no doubt that we have need for a proper inquiry.
‘It has got to have proper investigative powers – all the things that Lord Leveson’s inquiry has in terms of rights to access papers and hear evidence on oath – but it will also probably need to work with specialist City police.’
Former Tory Chancellor Lord Lamont said the revelations of what had gone on at Britain’s banks were ‘deeply shocking and deeply damaging to capitalism, free enterprise and the reputation of the City’. ‘There certainly needs to be an inquiry into what went wrong at the banks,’ he added.
Next week, the Treasury is expected to set out more details of plans for criminal sanctions for erring bank bosses.
Downing Street sources said a public inquiry ‘was not being ruled out’.
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All the people who are bashing labour because of the union backing is surely double standards? This bank in question back the tory’s to the tune of millions? but that seems to be ok?
Given that the UK economy has moved significantly away from manufacturing and into financial services. I would have thought it was absolutely crucial that the industry appears to be squeaky clean and up front in every single area of its operations. Failure to get the confidence of the international community in the integrity of British banking could be potentially ruinous for the economy. Time for a firm hand on the tiller and transparency throughout.
If Barclays managed to alter the rate which is highly unlikely, they were trying to LOWER it. You would all pay less on your mortgage and credit cards but most people are too stupid to understand the issue before jumping on the mob mentality bandwagon. This issue was reported four years ago in the Wall Street Journal, where were Labour then?
- Gary, Manchester, 30/6/2012 20:12 ~~~ Its something to do with animals. The fluffy banker type animals are exempt from such scrutiny.
“Government orders urgent review…….” Yeahhh. Don’t forget only a few months ago this government decided not to act to control grotesque interest rates and behaviour of loan companies who prey on the neediest in our country. I wonder why that was? Some form duality standards for certain kinds of animals perhaps?
Stealing from the little people is ok…steal from them and its prison….all above the law!!!! The computers were buying and selling to each other, what chance of fair play is left. The history books will tell the truth one day.
- ian, durham, 30/6/2012 19:30-You do them too much honour-they are just a bunch of criminal low lives, no better than loan sharks-and just as nasty and contemptible.
If Bob Diamond has struck a deal with the US Department of Justice, then he’s already admitted that he’s guilty. Why are we not going after his previous bonuses, that are effectively the proceeds of crime? The saame applies to all of the heads of these banks who have been giving themselves bonuses year on year under false pretences.
If any member of the public committed a crime, there would be a Proceeds of Crime hearing to determine what they gained from the crime committed and what restitution to the State would be sought. I look forward to seeing just how much these guys benefitted from this whole rigged cartel and what the State thinks should be suitable restitution from these bankers on a personal level.
This was all known years ago.
Someone had a good point, why is it all coming out now?
Don’t waste time and money on and inquiry that will have little or no repercussions. Have CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS NOW! The FSA has gathered enough evidence to ensure that these thieving “bankers” pay for their crimes.
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Posted: Saturday, June 30, 2012 9:00 am
Staffing agency opens small office in Keene
Staffing agency opens small office in Keene
Staffing agency opens small office in Keene
Staffing agency opens small office in Keene
Staffing agency opens small office in Keene
Matching the right employee with the right job is the specialty work of the Leddy Group, which has opened an office in Keene at 69 Island St.
The company, now in four New Hampshire locations, offers staffing and consulting services for administrative, accounting and light industrial industries.
Leddy Group has 12 employees in its New Hampshire offices, plus staffers in the field, said Traci Bisson, a company spokesperson. Two staffers will operate the Keene office for now, she said.
Patty McGrail, senior vice president, said Leddy Group had a chance to acquire a small staffing firm in the area.
“Keene was always a market that interested us,” McGrail said, “because no one else in the area offers the customized staffing solutions that we do.”
Leddy Group also has offices in Dover, Bedford, Lebanon, Rutland, Vt., Maine and Florida.
The company is a division of Work Opportunities Unlimited, a community-based employment service provider that helps to place people with barriers to employment, such as those with physical disabilities.
Work Opportunities employs about 200 people, Bisson said.
Saturday, June 30, 2012 9:00 am.
HOLTVILLE — With a 26.8 percent unemployment rate in Imperial County, Tenaska Inc. and First Solar held a Solar Job Fair on Friday, as the next step toward hiring locally.
“They help us meet new employees in a structured place, where instead of being out in the street searching for a job, we come to them,” participant David Hartsock said.
The fair held at the Barbara Worth Golf Resort had 1,153 participants from the county come out to discover available jobs within the solar industry. This set a new record for job fair attendance held by Tenaska Inc. and First Solar.
“I think that both Tenaska and First Solar are really excited to be able to offer local jobs to qualified workers in the area,” First Solar Sustainability and Community Affairs Director Laura Abram said. “We are thrilled to be able to offer these opportunities.”
With Tenaska and First Solar hiring for two upcoming projects, the Tenaska Imperial Solar Energy Center South project, which is being developed, and Campo Verde Solar Project, which will get under way later this year, anticipation to be a part of the labor force developing these projects was felt throughout the room.
“The Tenaska project is under construction now and we’ll be ramping that construction activity up over the next couple of month hiring 250 to 350 employees, and that will sustain out to about third quarter of 2013,” said First Solar Director of Engineering Anthony Perrino.
“The Campo Verde project will start third quarter of this year and again we will ramp up to 250 to 350 employees and that will go to the third or fourth quarter 2013,” he said.
Jobs available for these projects are laborers for the structural steel components of the modules, operators for forklifts, and electrical jobs, particularly for applicants who are skilled electricians, Perrino said.
Questions many participants had during the Solar Job Fair were related to what would happen once the project was completed.
“A lot of people look at these construction jobs as short-term jobs, but I think what they’re doing is getting the skills and hopefully a new solar industry comes so that this can be something they can apply to other jobs in the future as this industry grows,” Abram said.
Tenaska also has another project in store called Tenaska Imperial Solar Energy Center West. The project is under development, said Tenaska Project Manager Vasu Pinapati.
“Ideally once we complete certain milestones with one project we hope to break ground and start construction for the other projects starting the first quarter of 2013,” said Pinapati. “There is a good chance that the people that are working on this project, once construction is completed, will get the opportunity for the another project Tenaska is building,” he continued.
“Solar is really committed to hiring locally and becoming part of the communities in which we’re building the world’s largest power plants. This is the future. We’re creating energy of the future and that is creating the jobs of the future,” Abram said.
“It great to see a corporation take care of a hometown,” participant Doug Denman said.
Business leaders have urged the Government to speed up plans to reform
employment law and cut red tape after an official survey showed more than
half of companies cite regulation as a barrier to growth and jobs.
Manufacturers’ group the EEF said more must be done to tackle red tape and
reduce the burden of complex rules, after 55pc of businesses said the level
of regulation is an obstacle to growth, according to a survey commissioned
by the Department for Business and the National Audit Office.
The number of companies stating that burdensome rules get in the way of growth
and jobs is down from a peak of 62pc in 2009 but still at an unacceptable
level, the EEF said.
Steve Radley, policy director at EEF, said he welcomed ministers’
efforts to reduce burdensome red tape but warned it was taking too long. “The
view from industry is that progress is too slow,” he said.
“With its own report showing that more than half of companies still cite
regulation as an obstacle to growing their business, the government can and
must do better. In particular, it must grasp opportunity with its
forthcoming employment law reforms to take measurable actions that will make
a real difference to business.”
Other figures in the report showed that 46pc of businesses believe the burden
of regulation will stay the same over the next 12 months, as scepticism sets
in that the Government will fail to tackle the issue.
One in nine companies have contacted an industry body to suggest how to
improve the regulatory regime, BIS said.
However, two fifths of businesses said the balance of regulation is “about
right”, the survey showed.
The report follows a separate study which warned more
job cuts and pay freezes are on their way as employers struggle to hire
amid eurozone fears. Industry experts say that cutting red tape would give
businesses the confidence to recruit new staff.
Business and Enterprise Minister Mark Prisk said the dip in the number of
companies believing red tape was a barrier to growth showed progress was
“Reducing the burden of regulation for business is at the heart of the
Coalition Government’s ambition to make the UK one of best places to start
and grow a business. This report suggests that businesses can now see
progress, but there is clearly more to do. We are committed to this process,”
The Government has recently proposed several measures to try to cut red tape,
to the employment tribunal system and the length of time it takes
employers to consult staff on mass redundancies.
A controversial proposal to make
it easier to sack staff contained in the Government-commissioned Beecroft
Report has been kicked into the long grass, however, which has angered
some business groups.
Watch the Workplace Debate: Beecroft v Barber would
making it easier to sack staff create UK jobs?
June 30, 2012
closure shows need for government jobs strategy
The decision by high end manufacturing firm Flotech to
cease production in New Zealand shows the urgent need for a
government jobs strategy, says the Engineering, Printing and
The closure, which will result
in more than 70 redundancies at Flotech’s Manukau plant,
follows similar mass redundancies at Summit Wool Spinners in
Oamaru and Norman Ellison Carpets in Onehunga.
assistant director of organising Strachan Crang says the
government needs to support manufacturing if it’s serious
about protecting well paid, highly skilled jobs.
“This is the third major factory closure in as many
weeks. It’s time the government realised that its
hands-off approach isn’t working.
are already telling us they’re looking overseas because
they know they’re going to struggle to find similar work
in New Zealand.
“It’s a sad fact that a lot of
Kiwis are starting to see their future in Australia because
there simply aren’t enough skilled, highly paid jobs to
keep people here.
“Unless the government is
willing to step up with a plan to help manufacturing firms
through the downturn we’re just going to see more good
jobs like these disappear.”
All EPMU members
affected by the job losses will receive a redundancy package
as part of their collective agreement.
More than 5,000 federal public servants were told today that their jobs are at risk of being eliminated and the unions say there is no doubt services to Canadians will be affected as a result.
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada is the hardest hit in the latest announcements, with a total of 2,055 employees given notices, according to the two largest unions representing them.
The Canada Revenue Agency also had a big number, informing 1,212 employees they could lose their jobs. It was the first time it had given notices to any employees and hundreds of its auditors are being affected.
According to the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), workers at more than a dozen departments and agencies were given the news today. This is the latest in a series of announcements that have been trickling out since March when the government said 19,200 positions will eventually be eliminated over the next three years in order to save $5.2 billion.
When employees are given affected notices it doesn’t necessarily mean they will be laid off but if a certain number of positions within a department are being cut some might have to compete with their co-workers to keep one of the remaining positions. Others might be moved to open positions within the public service and the government intends to eliminate some jobs through attrition.
Employees who lose a competition with their co-workers will be declared “surplus” and will be out of a job. Some employees are declared surplus right away without a competition.
Most of the notices given to HRSDC employees today – 1,450 – were for work at Service Canada, the department responsible for programs such as employment insurance, passports, and helping Canadians find jobs. The notices add to more than 1,022 that were given out at HRSDC in April.
“Cuts to Service Canada are especially troubling as it is impossible that frontline services won’t be affected with the jobs of so many of its 23,000 employees in question,” a statement from PSAC said. It said there is little clear information about what programs are being cut or how services to the public will be affected.
One of the moves made by the government in the budget implementation bill was to consolidate the appeals process for those using the Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security and Employment Insurance into one body instead of three and PSAC anticipates that is where many of its HRSDC members will be cut.
Diane Finley, the minister for HRSDC, said the government promised Canadians it would be efficient despite the cuts.
“A lot of what we do is processing of various claims and payments. Today’s technology can help us do that more effectively for Canadians and quicker and we have a responsibility to taxpayers to do things that way,” she said at an event in Newfoundland and Labrador Wednesday morning.
Finley said more than 90 per cent of people now apply for their employment insurance claims online and that helps make “backroom operations” more cost effective and efficient.
“I expect our service levels may even go up,” Finley said.
A news release from her department explained that Service Canada is consolidating smaller and more costly EI processing sites into larger regional hubs and a range of other back-office administrative functions across the country. By April 1, 2014, the administration of Service Canada’s grants and contributions program will take place in 30 communities instead of 97 and integrity services will operate in 65 communities rather than 122.
Consolidation is also happening at the Canada Revenue Agency and it’s going to affect frontline services, according to PSAC. All cash and enquiry counters providing in-person services are being shut down and the website and call centres will have to be used instead to answer questions, the union said. But 20 jobs are being cut at one of those call centres, the one in Winnipeg. In total, the union was informed that 339 positions are being eliminated throughout the agency.
Enforcement work is being consolidated and some management positions are also merging, and that will mean some adminstration support staff positions will be cut, according to the union. There had been fears that tax centres, where tax returns are processed, would be shut down but the union has been told that none are slated for closure “at this time.”
About 400 CRA auditors who received affected notices today work in the areas of criminal investigations, special enforcement and voluntary disclosure.
Close to 300 PIPSC members and 97 PSAC members at Fisheries and Oceans Canada learned today that their jobs are on the line. They are biologists, chemists and other scientists. Some work for the Experimental Lakes Area research centre in northwestern Ontario that is slated to close next year because of budget cuts. The facility is internationally known for research into everything from acid rain to climate change to fish farming.
PSAC said the department is substantially reducing the number of habitat offices and that the entire program is going to consolidate into 15 locations instead of 63.
According to the unions, the other departments that issued affected notices today include:
Several of those departments had already issued notices to other employees in previous announcements.
PIPSC’s president, Gary Corbett, said his members are highly professional and qualified people and losing them would have an impact on all Canadians.
“The services that they deliver, the knowledge that they deliver to Canadians is unique and necessary for the running of the country,” said Corbett.
More than 4,300 of his members have been given affected notices so far since March and Corbett said a few hundred of those have been declared surplus and will be out of work.
The process takes some time to play out, as the competitions for jobs take place and employees find work in other departments. It won’t be clear until later how many people will actually lose their jobs.
“The real cuts – not the affected notices – are yet to happen,” said Corbett.
The stress and uncertainty is taking a toll on the public service, he added, especially when co-workers have to compete with each other.
“The morale is dipping to an all-time low,” said Corbett. “People are very worried about their jobs.”
The Public Service Alliance of Canada already had 13,000 of its members in 41 different government departments and agencies issued notices in previous rounds of announcements before today.
Lucknow, June 29 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government will begin disbursing the unemployment allowance to applicants from July, an official said Friday.
Work on it is in the final phase. So far 22,000 applications have been submitted to employment exchanges from different districts. They have been shortlisted and approved for the allowance.
The allowance would make it to the bank accounts only in October, the official told IANS.
Since the Samajwadi Party took power, the employment offices have been flooded by applicants from all over the state. Cornered by the heavy rush, the government revised the basic prerequisites for the allowance.
Those entitled for the allowance would be between 35 and 45 years. They should have passed high school (class 10).
The government has also fixed an income ceiling. In Lucknow, only 122 forms have met the conditions laid down in the rules for the unemployment allowance.