The jobless figure for young people in South West Scotland is amongst the highest in the country.
The local council is now trying to tackle that statistics by starting a new scheme where it pays half the wages of new recruits.
The money is coming from European and Scottish Government grants and could help up to a 100 people aged from 16 to 24-years-old.
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A bus was evacuated after the engine caught fire near Lockerbie. The bus was travelling north on the A74(M) in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The driver pulled onto the hard shoulder at junction 20 after seeing smoke rising from the engine compartment.
The fire service says passengers left the bus as a precaution, until the fire was put out. They were then picked up by a replacement bus to continue their journey north.
A number of sheep had to be rescued from the River Annan after two dogs were seen worrying animals.
Police want to trace the owner of a black collie and a boxer dog which appeared to chase the sheep into the river at Distillery Farm in Annan.
The high tide at 12:30 this afternoon has triggered a flood warning from Gretna to Silloth including Port Carlisle, Skinburness and Rockcliffe.
Low lying land and roads are ar risk of flooding for a period either side of high tide.
Gretna to Silloth areas at risk include properties at Mossband Hall Marsh, silloth, Burgh Marsh, Port Carlisle, Wampool Estuary, Skinburness Marsh, Skinburness and Rockcliffe.
The Citizen's Advice Bureau is urging people who are worried about the cost of keeping warm this winter to make sure they are getting the best deal on the fuel bills, and contact them if they need help.
As part of its Big Energy Saving Week, the CAB is telling people to "check, switch and insulate", as energy costs continue to rise.
There is a risk of flooding after Southern Scotland and parts of the North West were hit hard by heavy rain overnight, between 10-20mm fell. These areas will see further rainfall today, with the worst of it in Cumbria and South West Scotland.
A father who lost his son in Afghanistan will donate thousands of pounds to a charity that provides respite and relaxation for injured servicemen in South West Scotland.
Lance Corporal Joseph Poole was killed by a roadside bomb last year.