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Help For Young Unemployed People And Nottingham Businesses

The new Nottingham Jobs Fund will provide job placements primarily to help 18 to 24s, who are finding it particularly difficult to get on the jobs ladder in this difficult economic climate.

Nottingham City’s Future Jobs Fund, which was axed by the Government, succeeded in getting 1,000 people into paid work for a year. Over 30 per cent of those who benefited from the scheme have been taken on full-time by their employers at the end of the placement.

While smaller in scale, the new Nottingham Jobs Fund will still create 240 new jobs over three years for unemployed Nottingham City residents mainly in the private sector.

The City Council will contribute up to 50 per cent of the cost of the placement with the employing organisation funding the remaining 50 per cent. The council will also pay for on the job and appropriate training.

John Yarham, Director Economic Innovation & Employment says: “Creating new jobs and helping people back into work is a top priority for the council over the next four years. In a difficult economic climate, the young and inexperienced find it particularly difficult to find work and the focus of the new Nottingham Jobs Fund is to help 18-24 year-olds by increasing their skills, qualifications and employability.”

If you are an employer and wish to create a job through the Nottingham Jobs Fund contact either Kevin Bartlett on 0115 87 62527 or email kevin.bartlett@nottinghamcity.gov.uk or Bernie Yorston on 0115 87 64485 or email Bernie.yorston@nottinghamcity.gov.uk for further details.

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