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Welsh Government 'committed to supporting young people into work'

The Welsh Government say it remains committed to supporting young people into work.

It comes after criticism from the National Assembly Enterprise and Business Committee who say not enough is being done to help young people find work.

Youth unemployment in Wales is falling faster than in other parts of the UK. We welcome this report and its recognition that we have prioritised jobs for young people, and that our schemes and programmes have led to improvements.

We remain committed to supporting young people into work and the continued success of programmes such as Jobs Growth Wales and Welsh Government funded apprenticeships are testament to this. However we acknowledge that there are still opportunities for improvement.

We will consider the report in detail and provide a full response to the committee by Thursday 30th April.

– Welsh Government spokesperson

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Engineering 'centre for excellence' to create 200 jobs

Around two-hundred new jobs are to be created by an engineering company in Rhondda Cynon Taf.

Universal Engineering Ltd will create a centre of excellence near Llantrisant. Credit: Bing

Universal Engineering Ltd says it will create a new centre of excellence at Llantrisant.

The Minister for Economy, Science and Transport Edwina Hart is expected to visit the factory to the announce the new jobs.

The company makes systems for the marine, defence and aerospace sectors.

Jobs found for ex-Murco workers

The Welsh Government says more than four out of ten people, who lost their jobs with the closure of the Murco refinery in Pembrokeshire, have found work - half in the area.

Hundreds lost their jobs at the Murco refinery after a deal to buy the business fell through. Credit: ITV News

Hundreds were laid off when a deal to buy the business fell through.

Meanwhile six engineers from the refinery have set up a new business in with help from the Welsh Government.

InSite Technical Services will operate out of Pembroke Dock in the Haven Waterway Enterprise Zone.

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