Westerton Care Home has become the latest employer in East Dunbartonshire to join local MP Jo Swinson’s Get East Dunbartonshire Working initiative.
The campaign was launched at the end of April and so far 18 businesses have signed up, creating 43 job and training opportunities, thanks to funding from both the UK and Scottish Governments.
Jo highlighted the funding available to employers as part of the Coalition Government’s £1billion youth contract during Scottish questions.
Commenting Jo said:
“I am delighted Westerton Care Home has signed up to this important campaign.
“Creating job or training opportunities like this is not just good for those looking for work or training, it’s good for business too.”
“We’ve already found opportunities for 43 people. Please contact me today if your business wants to join in the challenge at 0141 762 2209
Jo’s question to the Secretary of State for Scotland:
1 Jo Swinson (East Dunbartonshire) (LD): I welcome the Secretary of State’s recent visit to my constituency’s largest employer, Aviva in Bishopbriggs, which has 1,100 staff, and his support for my “Get East Dunbartonshire Working” initiative, which has helped to create 43 new employment and training opportunities in the local area since the end of April. What more can the Government do to ensure that businesses are aware of the support that is available, particularly through the £1 billion youth contract, to employ young people in particular?
Michael Moore: I thank my hon. Friend for the opportunity to pay a visit with her to the Aviva offices in her constituency, and I pay tribute to Aviva for the work it is doing with young people and others. It is very important that we do all that we can to support young people. That is why the youth contract is now in place, boosting work experience, increasing the number of wage incentives that are available and ensuring that the Scottish Government have support for more apprenticeships.