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Graduates handed job promise by government

Published: Monday, 25 January 2010   Category: All Graduate job news

Graduates currently out of work will be glad to hear that from today every 18-24-year-old who is unemployed will be guaranteed the offer of a job, training or work experience under a new government scheme.

The Young Person's Guarantee will provide up to 470,000 opportunities over the next 15 months to help deal with the situation that means 100,000 youngsters are immediately eligible for the scheme.

Offered within the guarantee is the opportunity to apply for new jobs created through the £1 billion Future Jobs Fund, extra training and support to get an existing job - with help targeted at key employment sectors with high levels of recruitment - and work-focused training.

Yvette Cooper, secretary of state for work and pensions, said: "Despite the latest welcome fall in unemployment, now is the time to increase help not cut it back.

"We need to make sure young people do not suffer the scarring effects of long term unemployment. We want to guarantee every young person the right support."

The employment rate for September to November 2009 was 72.4 per cent.ADNFCR-1068-ID-19576404-ADNFCR

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