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Councillor to Highlight the Importance of Youth Employment Funding

Jane Evison

Jane Evison

At East Riding of Yorkshire Full Council on Wednesday 19 February Coun Jane Evison will highlight the number of 18 – 24 year olds in the East Riding claiming Job Seekers Allowance and in a question to the of the Leader of the council COUN Stephen Parnaby seek confirmation that new funding will be made available to East Riding of Council to continue the successful work being undertaken to help get these young people back into work.

COUN Evison, portfolio holder for Economic Development said,

“The work undertaken by the Employment Skills Team at ERYC is proving very successful in helping to get a number of young people into work or apprenticeships. It is so important that young people establish a good work ethic and this will often involve preparing them for work through training, apprenticeships and interview techniques.

I am looking for assurance that funding will be made available to not only continue but hopefully expand on the excellent work already being undertaken by The Employment Skills Team at ERYC”

The Question in detail:

The total number of 18 – 24 year olds in the East Riding claiming Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) is 1485, which equates to 6.17% of this age group in the East Riding on JSA.

This level of unemployment in young people gives cause for concern across a number of factors including health & wellbeing. The Employment Skills Team within the council already does an excellent job helping to get some of these young people into work.

Can the Leader tell me whether some of the monies coming through the L.E.PS from Europe & other funding streams can be made available to expand the work already being undertaken by the council.

 

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