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1000 up!-Jobs Programme For Young People Tackles Local Youth Unemployment

23 June 2014 

The Youth Jobs Fund has recently celebrated a key milestone, supporting the 1000th South Lanarkshire young person into a real work opportunity with a local employer.

South Lanarkshire Council have committed £3.5 million over a four and a half year period to this subsidised wage initiative, designed to support and encourage local businesses to take chance on a young person and expand their workforce.   

Employment Enterprise deliver Youth Jobs Fund on behalf of the Council and have matched over 700 local businesses with young people aged 16-17, in their chosen career option.

The accolade of 1000threcruit went to Taylor Mitchell, taken on by a local business, 24hr Central Windscreens.

Taylor was referred to Youth Jobs Fund by Skills Development Scotland, needing to find work with guaranteed hours. Supported onto the programme by Employment Enterprise's dedicated Job Brokers, Taylor made a great impression at interview and was offered employment.

And their employer could not be happier with Taylor, commenting that "Taylor has shown real commitment and genuine interest in his new role and will now receive Industry recognised training in Automotive Glazing."

And with 84% of those completing the subsidy period still with their original Youth Jobs Fund employer, both local businesses and young people have something to celebrate!     

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