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Salford City Council to recruit over 100 unemployed people

Posted by Tony Flynn on 7th October 2010 at 02:55 PM
Salford City Council to recruit over 100 unemployed people

Salford City Council is taking on 120 unemployed people as part of the Government’s Future Jobs Fund programme.

The council has teamed up with Jobcentre Plus and Greater Manchester Commission for the New Economy to provide a total of 800 jobs by March 2011 to people who have been unemployed for six months or more.

So far 400 people have been employed under the scheme which is open to anyone who has been claiming benefits for six months or more but is particularly targeted at unemployed 18-24 year olds.

The latest recruits will be chosen from among the hundreds who have already signed up to attend Salford City Council’s latest recruitment day on Friday 8 October at Broadwalk Training Centre, Salford Shopping Centre, Pendleton.

All the opportunities are for six months and will provide people with paid work experience and training.

Future Jobs Fund helped 24-year-old Ben Hallis get back into permanent employment. He said: “I was happy that I had something that I could go and do every day to keep me occupied.

“When it finished I was determined that I would not go back to signing on again. My advisor helped me with the application form for my current position. When I heard I’d got the job I danced in the corridor.”

Leader of Salford City Council, Cllr John Merry, commented:
“Improving people’s lives is our core business as a council. We want people to be Better off in Salford.

“The Future Jobs Fund is a chance for people to get hands on work experience, possibly get a qualification in a vocational area and receive a salary.

“Extra help and support is also available to people to assist them in getting a permanent job once the six months comes to an end,” he added.

There will be a further 400 Future Jobs Fund opportunities before March 2011. Salford City Council will be announcing further recruitment days as well as working with partners in the voluntary and public sectors to create more opportunities for residents.

For further information contact Salford City Council Press Office on 0161 793 3410.

Source: Salford City Council

Report as offensive or innapropriate Comment by Guest  8th October 2010
well said

Report as offensive or innapropriate Comment by Guest  7th October 2010
Last three comments are all absolutely correct. And I note there'll be another 400 of these temp false jobs in the next six months - now what's the true unemployed figure for Salford? And how many of those unemployed are well trained and well experienced? - the main bulk of them! - but there are very few vacancies to apply for! These 400 temp jobs will only give temp false hopes. I for one hate these schemes that are purely designed to smooth over the figures and waste money that would be better spent in creating industries resulting in proper employment.

Report as offensive or innapropriate Comment by Guest  7th October 2010
Thats the reason you were redundant,get some kid on minimum wage instead of your higher wage.

Report as offensive or innapropriate Comment by Guest  7th October 2010
Pretending to employ someone for only six months, probably on the minimum wage too, is hardly creating opportunity, its also telling that we are not told how many ended up back upon benefits thereafter. Piecemeal, patronising nonsense.

Report as offensive or innapropriate Comment by Guest  7th October 2010
Am I missing something here. Not long ago people were made redundant,I for one after Ten years service.

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