Personal accounts to boost job hopes
Money available for benefits, education, training, and regeneration would be combined in a personal job account controlled by Government-appointed agencies running the zones.
This week employment minister Andrew Smith told a conference the sole aim of the PJA was to "spend public money wisely to improve individual's employability".
The zones would test the concept of the PJA which, if successful, will form part of the Government's long-term plan for tackling unemployment.
"We are redesigning the whole architecture of the welfarebenefits system, not just filling in the cracks," Mr Smith added. The Government spending Pounds 33 million in the five zones between now and next April.