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English definition of “welfare to work”

welfare to work

noun [U] (also welfare-to-work)
 
 
GOVERNMENT
in the UK, a government policy that helps unemployed people who are receiving money from the government to get jobs: For some, welfare-to-work has indeed worked. The new clubs will be staffed in part by 50,000 young people trained under the welfare-to-work programme.
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