Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Employment News

With the government’s Work Experience scheme in the news recently, I am pleased to see that we have already added three major new firms to the scheme this week – Airbus, Hewlett Packard and Center Parcs. Around 200 smaller firms have also come forward to express interest in supporting the scheme in the past two weeks, and this added support really goes to show that critics of the programme just don’t have their facts right!

I think the article from the Telegraph, linked to below, provides an excellent argument for the positive aspects of the Work Experience scheme:

Although I would add that the term ‘Workfare’ is an American idea that is not what this Work Experience scheme is about.

Also great news today from Nissan, who are creating 2,000 new jobs with a new plant in Sunderland.

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