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HR chiefs challenge employers to help long-term unemployed

HR chiefs from McDonald's and Morrisons - both renowned recruiters of the long-term unemployed - have challenged employers to do more to help the growing number of people out of work for months on end.

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Employers should "do the right thing" and create more work experience placements for the long-term jobless, according to David Fairhurst, chief people officer at the fast-food giant.