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Pre-Budget report 'should focus on graduate jobs'

Published: Wednesday, 02 December 2009   Category: Career Advice

Business leaders are hoping that next week's pre-Budget report will offer a strategy to increase the number of young people in graduate jobs.

The Confederation of British Industry and EEF, the UK manufacturers' organisation, have placed graduate jobs at the top of the agenda for chancellor Alistair Darling's December 9th announcements.

According to Personnel Today, the Work Foundation has also emphasised the importance of getting 18 to 25-year-olds into employment, as well as the offering of extra training and six-month reviews.

David Coats, associate director of the group, told the news provider: "Revising the Job Guarantee will improve the effectiveness of the programme, focus resources on the young people most in need of support, and encourage employers to become active partners in the initiative."

A student recently claimed in the South London Press that fellow graduate job hunters should not become disheartened by gloomy unemployment reports as there will be positions available in a few years' time.

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