Training leaders have demanded Work and Pensions Secretary David Blunkett puts the future of Jobcentre Plus at the top of his in-tray.
The call, at the annual conference of the Association of Learning Providers, follows what the organisation described as months of uncertainty over the design and introduction of a project called Building on the New Deal.
A spokesman said many training groups and others had been left unsure how to plan for the future, following the agency's suspension of the normal tendering process for three-year contracts.
The ALP, which has been meeting yesterday and today at Birmingham's NEC, is asking Ministers at the Department of Work and Pensions to undertake a review of the approach of Jobcentre Plus and the job training programmes it manages.
And it is warning that many employers will become seriously disillusioned with New Deal and the related Ambition programme as a result of the confusion unless matters are sorted out quickly.
Graham Hoyle, chief executive, said: "A coherent and effective national skills strategy requires Jobcentre Plus to have a clear strategy for the future.
"With the re-elected Government pledged to reduce the number of people claiming Incapacity Benefit, contractors need an indication of priorities of the agency."