Government looks to boost employment in Wales

23-07-2007

Government looks to boost employment in Wales
The Department for Work and Pensions has outlined plans to boost the number of people in full employment in Wales.

Work and pensions secretary Peter Hain stated that the department intended to see full employment in the region through a number of reforms announced in a new Welfare Reform Green Paper.

"Ten years of progress has transformed work and opportunity in Britain - today the achievement of full employment and the eradication of child poverty are no longer simply seen as aspirational rallying calls - but as real targets that people expect to be delivered for our generation," Mr Hain remarked.

Under the new initiative, people facing "severe" barriers to work will receive additional assistance, with the government claiming to have already helped 140,000 more people into jobs in Wales since 1997.

Last week, the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills announced plans to assist more than four million people to obtain new skills and develop their existing capabilities over the course of the next three years.

The World Class Skills initiative is aimed at improving funding to enable adults to participate in free training schemes.


Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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