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Unemployed youth set for help

PUBLISHED: 06:00 02 February 2010 | UPDATED: 15:39 07 July 2010

More than 170 young people in the Breckland area are set to benefit from a raft of new measures to tackle youth unemployment.

Every young person in the region who has been unemployed for six months or more has been promised a job, training or work experience by the government.

More than 170 young people in the Breckland area are set to benefit from a raft of new measures to tackle youth unemployment.

Every young person in the region who has been unemployed for six months or more has been promised a job, training or work experience by the government.

Latest figures released by the Department of Work and Pensions this week show there are 175 people aged between 16 and 25 in Breckland who will benefit from the measures straight away.

Nationally, the new Young Person's Guarantee will provide up to 470,000 extra job and training opportunities for young people over next 15 months, including the opportunity to apply for new jobs created by the £1bn Future Jobs Fund.

Business secretary Lord Mandelson said: “Young people have been at the centre of Government's response to unemployment and the recession, but we must not be complacent. Our support is an investment in our future as we build a stronger Britain.”


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