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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