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Graduate vacancies may be created by Scottish business support package

Published: Tuesday, 04 January 2011   Category: All Graduate job news

Graduate vacancies may be opening in Scotland as one of the benefits of a European Union business development fund for the country.

The Scottish government is to receive £6.6 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), which may create more than 7,000 jobs.

Some of the fund is to go to supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs; a Lanarkshire initiative which is set to provide firms with advice on achieving finance.

The fund was announced by the Jim Mather, the Scottish enterprise minister, who said directing the European funding is integral to the government's economic recovery plan.

"Scotland's businesses are the beating heart of our economy and pivotal to a strong and sustained economic recovery," he said.

"In recent months we have seen improved economic performance, with rising employment and encouraging GDP figures, but it is crucial that we build on this."

The ERDF's aim is to enhance economic and social cohesion in the European Union by correcting imbalances between its regions.

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