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Charity sector needs funds for graduate jobs

Published: Wednesday, 03 June 2009   Category: Government policies

The government should invest £5 million to help charities provide jobs for unemployed young people, such as graduates, according to a new report.

Unemployment and the Role of the Third Sector, published today (June 3rd) by the Work Foundation, recommends the funding so that charities can access the Department of Work and Pensions' Future Jobs Fund.

According to Third Sector, the authors said that graduates could have high-quality employment opportunities made for them through the initiative but more should be done to create long-term charity jobs for young people.

The report said: "If the third sector views the Future Jobs Fund as an opportunity rather than a threat or a short-term make-work scheme, the results for the sector and the unemployed are likely to be more satisfactory."

A recent report by the Association of Master of Business Administrations has revealed that the number of MBA graduates choosing to pursue careers in the charities or campaign group sector has seen a "significant increase", according to the Independent.

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