As our economy remains on the edge of recession, Nottingham Labour has made “Keep Nottingham Working” a priority. We know how corrosive and damaging unemployment is to local communities and how demoralising the search for work can be. We know too that the economic wellbeing of the City depends on keeping people in work and able to spend in City shops rather than on the dole and claiming benefit.
That’s why over the last two years, the Council has helped fund over 1100 ‘Future Jobs Fund’ jobs and “Nottingham Jobs Fund” jobs created 700 Community Programme placements with business and the voluntary sector, and 200 apprenticeships in our own departments. We also helped and supported 300 people into work in the private sector through a number of other employment initiatives. We will continue to make job creation a priority even though the new Conservative and Liberal Democrat government has abolished the Future Jobs Fund and cut the Working Neighbourhood Fund Nottingham used to keep local people in work.
Conservative and Liberal Democrat cuts will increase unemployment in Nottingham, put local companies out of business and put economic recovery at risk. Despite the impact of those cuts on the City Council, Nottingham Labour is committed to doing all we can to promote local investment and to link public sector investment to local jobs and training opportunities. We will ensure that as far as possible our communities are protected from the cuts and local people are trained and ready to take advantage of the recovery when it comes.
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