Campaign for employers to employ young people targets business in Yorkshire and the Humber

Businesses across Yorkshire & the Humber are being targeted by a new Government campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the benefits available to employers if they give jobs to young people.

We know there are high levels of youth unemployment across Yorkshire and this campaign will make sure as many businesses as possible know about the money we're offering them to give a young person a break.

We've got up to £2,275 of cash sitting on the table waiting for businesses to take it up. So to them I say: take on a young person who's been out of work for six months and the cash is yours.

There really is no better time to change a young person's life and invest in the future of your business at the same time, so snap up the money before someone else beats you to it.

With the extra work experience placements and apprenticeships we’re also providing we will ensure young jobseekers have the skills they need to make a real contribution in the workplace. They just need to get their foot in the door so they can prove their worth to local businesses.”

– Minister for Employment Mark Hoban

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