Posts in the category of: Labour’s Youth Jobs Taskforce

Council bosses and Labour leader David Green in day of talks to reduce youth unemployment

by Liam Byrne | 01.02.13

Bradford Council’s leader joined forces with Ed Miliband yesterday to discuss tackling youth unemployment. Councillor David Green met the Labour Party leader and senior figures of various local authorities from across the UK for the Youth Jobs Taskforce in Birmingham. Councils in Glasgow, Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield were among those sharing ideas on how […]

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Labour councils are helping young people into work

by Liam Byrne | 31.01.13

Labour councils are helping young people into work By Liam Byrne The Guardian, Thursday 31 January Government programmes are failing young people, with almost one in five unemployed. Our youth jobs taskforce is fighting back. As Britain’s youth jobs crisis deepens, it’s time for ministers to hand local council leaders the tools they need to […]

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Give us the tools to tackle youth jobs crisis, say councils

by Liam Byrne | 31.01.13

Give us the tools to tackle youth jobs crisis, say councils Labour councils demand new freedoms to fight for youth jobs as Work Programme fails young people  Labour today called for new freedoms for councils to tackle the youth jobs crisis as analysis of the government’s Work Programme showed the programme found jobs for just […]

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Labour’s Call for a Compulsory Jobs Guarantee

by Liam Byrne | 04.01.13

Labour’s compulsory jobs guarantee for the long-term unemployed Labour will today call for a compulsory Jobs Guarantee for long-term unemployed adults. In an article for Politics Home calling for a One Nation approach to welfare reform shadow chancellor Ed Balls says that, under the jobs guarantee, government will ensure there is a job for every […]

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Youth Jobs Taskforce Report: Bradford

by Liam Byrne | 15.12.12

As 2012 drew to a close Labour’s Youth Jobs Taskforce rolled into Bradford where we met Cllr Dave Green and his team to find out about their campaign to get local young people back into jobs. Bradford has launched ‘Get Bradford Working’, to encourage employers to offer more apprenticeships, to support vulnerable people back into […]

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Youth Jobs Taskforce calls on Government to follow Liverpool’s lead

by Liam Byrne | 16.11.12

Labour’s Youth Jobs Taskforce rolled into Liverpool today to witness first-hand the City’s fight against youth unemployment. The Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, Liam Byrne, visited Glendale Liverpool Ltd apprentices on site in St John’s Gardens and later met with Liverpool’s Deputy Mayor Paul Brant to discuss the city’s scheme.   Shadow Work and Pensions […]

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