It’s not all doom-and-gloom at the moment; here are some numbers to feel happy about...
The number of job subsidies that are being made available for businesses who take on 18-to-24-year-olds from the Work Programme, worth up to £2,275 each.
The cost in pounds of the 2012 programme aiming to help some of the most vulnerable 16-17 year olds NEETs (Not in Employment, Education or Training) back into education, an apprenticeship or a job with training.
How many extra incentive payments (each worth £1,500) that will be offered by the government to encourage employers to take on young people as apprentices.
The amount in pounds predicted to be spent over the next three years through the Youth Contract to get unemployed young people earning or learning again.
Extra work experience placements that will be on offer as a precursor to the Work Programme for 18-24 year olds.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Jobs and Careers - South London 2011