Shropshire Star

Shrewsbury event focuses on boosting local employment

More than 130 people attended a recruitment drive organised by the Department for Work and Pensions in Shrewsbury yesterday.

The event saw more than 130 people attend

DWP recently announced additional support for thousands more young people to find work through an expansion of the Youth Offer, meaning more 16-24 year olds are set to benefit from tailored career support via the network of Youth Hubs across the country.

Fifteen leading local employers, such as Shropshire Council and Staffline, as well as the Army and G4S, attended the event which brought employers face-to-face with jobseekers.

The Department’s Support for Schools initiative has also seen Schools Advisors appointed across educational settings in England to provide guidance on work experience opportunities, routes into apprenticeships, alongside accessing DWP’s employer network.

Minister for Employment, Guy Opperman MP said: “It is brilliant to see employers tapping into the talent of young people in Shrewsbury. “Kick starting as many career journeys as possible is an important part of our drive to get people into work and to grow the economy. I would encourage young people at whatever stage of the work journey they find themselves – whether searching for their first role or looking for upskilling opportunities – to visit their local Jobcentre and access the specialist support on offer.”

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