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Ways to Get York Young People Back to Work Examined

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8:28am 7th May 2013

Ways to help York's 745 young unemployed people back into work will be discussed later.

Ideas include expanding apprenticeships, work placements, job fairs and networking opportunities.

The proposals will be examined by the city council's Cabinet at a meeting later.

The full 10 recommendations are:

  • The city council sets an achievable target to bring down long term youth unemployment
  • The city council continues to offer apprenticeships and evaluates how well they work.
  • Work experience is offered for teenagers at school, 18-24 unemployed and students.
  • Job fairs are held twice a year
  • Unemployed young people are offered the chance to attend workshops on different industries.
  • Young unemployed are invited to networking meetings to meet local businesses which will take place every three months
  • Employers are made aware of the help available to them in taking on young people
  • Transport options for young people who are out of work are looked at to help them get to jobs.
  • A scheme is launched to help improve basic numeracy and literacy.
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