Social affairs minister Piet Hein Donner told parliament on Thursday evening that he supports the sponsorship of American speed skater Shani Davis by the state unemployment benefit office, says news agency ANP.
On Wednesday the office was criticised by MPs for the sponsorship. It says the deal will boost awareness of the new organisation cakked Werkbedrijf, a partnership between itself the UWV and the government job centres (CWI) due to begin in January.
Donner said sponsoring Davis is a good way of publicising Werkbedrijf for the lowest amount of money, says ANP.
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