Record numbers in work

Official figures reveal unemployment fell by 37,000 between September and November to 2.49 million.

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Vince Cable: McDonald's highly-skilled workforce

A highly-skilled workforce is an important part of any growing business. That's why I am pleased to see how McDonald's is providing training and apprenticeships in a range of skills.

McDonald's is also to be applauded for helping adult employees get qualifications in maths and English. Poor literacy and numeracy skills can hold people back in the workplace, which is why the Government has doubled the funding for these core subjects.

– Vince Cable, Business Secretary

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