Mary Welcomes Government Jobs Boost in Kirklees
MP for the Kirklees area, Mary Creagh has today welcomed extra government funding to help deal with youth unemployment in the district. Kirklees Council will receive funding as part of the Future Jobs Fund to create new jobs aimed primarily at 18 - 24 year olds who have been out of work for a year. The fund aims to create 350 jobs locally.
Neighbouring Wakefield Council will also be submitting an application to the Future Jobs Fund this week for the next funding round which will be announced in September.
Mary Creagh MP said: "I'm really pleased that Kirklees' bid to be part of the Future Jobs Fund has been successful and I will be working with them to ensure that these jobs are made available as soon as possible. We all know that times are difficult for people looking for work at the moment, because of the recession. That is why it is so vital that we make sure that the economy is supported and jobs created. In particular we won't lose a generation of young people's talent in Kirklees, like we did in the recessions of the 1980s and '90s."
The Wakefield MP continued: "I am also looking forward to Wakefield Council's bid to the Future Jobs Fund which should see another 600 jobs created in the district in the coming months. I would call on all businesses, charities, community groups and councils to support young people during these tough times and submit a bid to the Fund."
To submit a bid to the Future Jobs Fund and receive Government funding to support you in employing a young person visit http://campaigns.dwp.gov.uk/campaigns/futurejobsfund/