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Graduate jobs to be gained from Sheffield council funding?

Published: Thursday, 25 June 2009   Category: Public sector

A new scheme to help those who are having trouble finding employment during the current economic climate, such as graduate job hunters, has been unveiled by the Sheffield City Council.

Some £9.2 million will be pumped into the local economy through the Sheffield Employability Programme to beat unemployment, which could be affecting graduates, during the recession.

According to the Yorkshire Post, the jobs scheme is a four year initiative, helping local employers create 1,900 positions, which could be taken up by graduates who are currently not in work.

Councillor Colin Ross, cabinet member for the Department of Employment, Enterprise and Development, told the news provider: "It's important that the council doesn't just stand by and do nothing."

Another scheme announced recently will see employers in the area have the chance to receive funding for providing graduate jobs, according to the Sheffield Telegraph.

The initiative is subsidised by the University of Sheffield.


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