UK Government scheme delivers 760 new local jobs

UK Government scheme delivers 760 new local jobs

UK Government scheme delivers 760 new local jobs

Mid-Scotland and Fife MSP Dean Lockhart has welcomed new figures which show that the UK Government’s Kickstart Scheme has helped 760 local young people back into work.

The figures show that the UK Chancellor’s scheme has helped 760 youngsters in Mid-Scotland and Fife aged 16-24 gain new opportunities since the scheme was launched across the UK.

Overall, the Kickstart Scheme has made 210 jobs available in the Stirling Council area, 750 in Fife, 420 in Perth and Kinross and 110 in Clackmannanshire.

Mr Lockhart recognises that young people have been hit particularly hard by the pandemic but insists that schemes like Kickstart are the right way to help them back into employment.

Dean Lockhart MSP said:

‘’These figures are great news for local young people across the region and shows that the UK Chancellor is once again prepared to support our recovery here in Mid-Scotland and Fife.

‘’Young people have found the pandemic especially hard, and must be supported as quickly as possible back into employment.

“It is crucial both of Scotland’s governments fully focus on our recovery to ensure our communities can rebuild after the pandemic.”

 

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