Backing Young Wakefield
More than 50 young people have started work thanks to Wakefield Council, its partners and the Government's Future Jobs Fund. Local MP Mary Creagh joined the Leader of the Council Cllr Peter Box and Chief Executive Joanne Roney at a reception at Wakefield Town Hall to welcome the new recruits on 3rd December.
The national project is creating opportunities for thousands of people during the recession. The Council and partners announced they had been successful in bidding for the funding in September. It means they can work with local employers to create temporary jobs which benefit local communities and help people get a foothold on the employment ladder.
Wakefield Council’s Leader Cllr Peter Box said: “We have had an extremely positive response to the scheme and the jobs we have advertised. It was a pleasure to welcome the first group of new employees and I hope that together, we can make a difference in our communities and to individuals during these tough times.”
Mary Creagh said: "It was great to meet the young people who are benefiting from our Future Jobs Fund. We're determined to do everything we can to help people who are being hit by the world recession. Never again must we lose a generation to work. That is why we are working to increase training places and intensive support to help people back into work in Wakefield."