Flintshire MPs David Hanson and Mark Tami have been promoting local employment partnerships at a seminar in Mold.
The recent event was an opportunity for local employers to learn more about the Government’s Local Employment Partnerships and how they can play their part in getting disadvantaged people into work.
Local Employment Partnerships are central to the Government’s drive to bring about full employment and use the skills of all our people. Alongside Jobcentre Plus, the Government is working with major employers, in both the private and public sectors, to help get people that are at a disadvantage into work.
The programme is based on a simple deal with employers in which the Government gets disadvantaged people ready for work and employers with vacancies give them a fair shot at the job – through interviews, work placements, mentoring, etc.
In Delyn, Jobcentre Plus is working in partnership with Tesco, who are opening a new store in Holywell. Tesco have signed a national LEP agreement, but have specifically designated 60 job opportunities for those disadvantaged in the labour market in the Holywell store.
David Hanson said:
“Over forty private and public sector employers signed up and took part in what proved to be a very informative seminar.
“This was an opportunity for employers to learn more about how they would benefit from the scheme and how, in turn, this would help get disadvantaged people into work.”