Action4Jobs campaign is launched to get people back to work
4:20pm Friday 16th August 2013 in News
Backing the drive, Bury Council leader Cllr Mike Connolly said: “It’s crucial we do everything we can to help people get into work, whether they're currently unemployed or have never had a job.
“We’ve been running our successful Backing Young Bury campaign for some time, providing young people with invaluable training, work experience and apprenticeship opportunities, and the Bury Times (BT) Group has supported us from the start in that project.
“We are delighted the BT is launching its campaign, bringing together the private and public sectors and education providers to give local people a brighter future, and we will certainly play our part to make it a success.”
Bury North MP David Nuttall said: “I warmly welcome the new initiative from the Bury Times Group.
“Whilst unemployment has been falling slightly there is still much more to be done to reduce the number of unemployed.
“The Government and now the Bank of England have made it clear that reducing unemployment is a priority as we move from the phase of rescuing the economy to recovery.
“The introduction of what will effectively be a £2,000 nil rate band for Employer's National Insurance Contributions (NICs) will be a great boost for thousands of small firms across Bury and will mean that many of the smallest employers will not be faced with having to pay any Employers NICs at all. This will hopefully encourage many self employed to take the massive step of taking on their first employee.”
Bury South MP Ivan Lewis said: “Once again the Bury Times Group is demonstrating that it has its finger on the pulse concerning the issues that matter most to local people.
“Whether it is a young graduate, young college leaver or person in their 50s who suddenly finds themselves without a job, these are very challenging times. That is why Action for Jobs is such an excellent initiative and offer hope at a time when too many people feel pessimistic.”
The campaign has been backed by the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and the leader of the Labour Party.
Our new recruitment section will help bring together employers and education providers to help people find work and develop career oppor-tunities. Our news team will be focusing on the local jobs market and show-casing career and training opportunities in Bury.
Prime Minister David Cameron said: “This is a fantastic initiative by the Bury Times Group to help people who want to work hard and get on. Our economy is on the mend, but there is more to do as we move to recovery.”
Bury Times Group editor Ian Savage said: “We hope Action for Jobs will provide the information and guidance people need to get the jobs of their choice.
“We have also launched a number of initiatives to try to stimulate more jobs in the area too — so check out our recruitment section for further information.”
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