Steve launches 'Workplace Initiative' in Liverpool Walton

(March 06, 2015)

Communitas event #1

This week Steve Rotheram, Member of Parliament for Liverpool Walton, launched the employment initiative Our Community in conjunction with Community trade union, Communitas, City of Liverpool College and JobCentre Plus.

The initiative aims to help unemployed young people gain experience in the workplace by encouraging local companies and voluntary organisations offer a two to eight week placement. The initiative is not compulsory for the young person taking part and will not affect their benefit entitlement.

Our Community event was held in the Isla Gladstone Conservatory and was well attended by various organisations throughout the constituency and the wider region.

Steve said: “With more than 2,700 young people unemployed in Liverpool Walton I was keen to engage with as many local companies as possible and encourage them to take part in this worthwhile scheme.”

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