UK New Deal of the Mind comments on “Youth Unemployment and the Future Jobs Fund” Report

On Tuesday 14 March the Work and Pensions Select Committee published the Government’s response to their First Report of Session 2010-11, entitled ‘Youth Unemployment and the Future Jobs Fund’. The report is available online here.

“For example, some employers were not routinely taking on young people so the experience of a more diverse workforce was a positive for many. One industry that benefited in particular was the cultural sector. Traditionally recruitment into this area is felt to be the preserve of a narrow socio-economic group who are able to work as unpaid interns. It was felt that the Future Jobs Fund enabled young people from a more diverse range of backgrounds to gain skills to help them pursue a career in the cultural sector.”

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