A new scheme is being launched to help people get back to work if they have been on sickness leave for more than four weeks.Read the full story ›
A new business funding package hopes to create thousands of jobs with fledgling companies.Read the full story ›
The scheme hopes to support more than 35,000 people over the next three years.Read the full story ›
European funding has been secured to keep the Welsh Government's Jobs Growth Wales programme running for another three years.Read the full story ›
Over 50,000 apprenticeships will be funded in Wales, it's been announced today.
The £144 million EU and Welsh Government investment will fund 52,000 apprenticeships in West Wales and the Valleys over the next four years, with the majority of places targeted at 16-24 year olds.
The funding will cover a range areas including construction, engineering, IT and retail.
Further funding for apprenticeships is expected to be announced over the coming weeks.
Official figures show Wales' unemployment rate stands at 6.2 per cent, compared with 5.6 per cent UK-wide.
Between December and February, 92,000 people in Wales were unemployed - 12,000 fewer than the previous quarter.
According to the Office for National Statistics, the drop brings the number of people now not in work down to 1.84 million - with a record 31 million people in work.
An American clinical research organisation is expanding its Swansea operation creating almost 90 jobs.
PRA Health Services will employ 280 staff by 2017.
The company has had Welsh Government backing.
An £11m scheme's been announced to develop the careers of 2,500 women in Wales. It will be used to improve gender equality in the workplace.Read the full story ›
Youngsters in Wales are warning of a tough future ahead with more than 54% feeling nervous about their employment prospects.Read the full story ›
Political parties criticise Welsh Government after it closes 'Jobs Growth Wales' which was set-up to get young people working.Read the full story ›