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

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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February 1st, 2013

Labour councils are helping young people into work

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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January 31st, 2013

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

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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January 31st, 2013

Labour’s Call for a Compulsory Jobs Guarantee

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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January 4th, 2013

Youth Jobs Taskforce Report: Bradford

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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December 15th, 2012

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

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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