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Cash boost to tackle unemployment

Published Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Projects designed to tackle unemployment and low skill levels will be launched as part of a £920,000 drive in Enfield.

Organisations in Enfield are being invited to tender to deliver projects to help lone parents, women, 20-25 year olds and second earners into jobs and improve the basic skills for people in very low paid work.
 
Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Business and Regeneration, Cllr Del Goddard, said: “The key to a healthy and vibrant economy is a high quality, well trained workforce that can meet the needs of employers across the borough.
 
“Our aim is to help people find work, raise their aspirations and standards or living and help lift some of our poorest families out of poverty.“
 
Enfield’s Local Economic Assessment has identified job opportunities in a number of areas including food and drink manufacturing and wholesale, logistics/distribution, construction, green and carbon reduction, retail and health and social care sectors.
 
However Enfield has limited numbers of low skilled jobs, with most posts requiring skills or job related training which means better training needs to be provided by the Council in order to improve the likelihood of Enfield residents gaining employment in the borough.
 
Community groups, businesses and the voluntary sector are being asked to apply for funding from London Councils by noon on October 31.

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