Business leaders in the West Midlands have expressed ‘deep concern’ over the rise in unemployment.
Figures released by the Office for National Statistics revealed that 268,000 people in the region were out of work.
Steve Brittan, president of Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, said:
This trend is of deep concern to us, given that our region suffers from a chronic skills shortage. Apprenticeships will be a crucial component in the bid to supply students with the skills required by companies in the region. The Chamber has been working with the National Apprenticeship Office to encourage businesses to take on apprentices.
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