Employment boost

York Press: Employment boost Employment boost

City of York Council economic scrutiny committee did substantial research and produced recommendations on how to tackle youth unemployment in 2012-13. An ambitious target of a 40 per cent reduction was set. I am delighted that it has been exceeded due to collaborative efforts across the public and private sector.

Scrutiny began in May 2012 when there were 875 Job Seeker Allowance (JSA) claimants aged 18 to 24 years, of which 290 had not worked for more than six months. As of December 2013 there were 465 with 105 out of work for more than six months. York’s total youth JSA claimants fell 47 per cent and long-term unemployment fell 64 per cent.

York has the third lowest youth unemployment rate of 64 UK cities. York has made exceptional strides in helping young people find or start their own jobs. There will always be some churn between jobs. We are not complacent as the aim is full employment for those able and willing to work. Jobs and growth bring real prosperity. We can all be proud of York’s exceptional record on jobs.

Coun Anna Semlyen, chair, economic and city strategy overview and scrutiny committee, Labour councillor for Dringhouses and Woodthorpe.

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4:29pm Sun 2 Feb 14

YOUWILLDOASISAY says...

Interesting but how about some real data:

1. How many real job's ?.
2. How many sanctioned ?.
3. How many left York for better opportunities ?.
4 How many training ?.

Your letter is like a murder mystery without a victim or suspect.

Let the propaganda loss adjusters get to work on this one.
Interesting but how about some real data: 1. How many real job's ?. 2. How many sanctioned ?. 3. How many left York for better opportunities ?. 4 How many training ?. Your letter is like a murder mystery without a victim or suspect. Let the propaganda loss adjusters get to work on this one. YOUWILLDOASISAY

7:02pm Sun 2 Feb 14

YOUWILLDOASISAY says...

YOUWILLDOASISAY wrote:
Interesting but how about some real data:

1. How many real job's ?.
2. How many sanctioned ?.
3. How many left York for better opportunities ?.
4 How many training ?.

Your letter is like a murder mystery without a victim or suspect.

Let the propaganda loss adjusters get to work on this one.
Wow, -15, this must have been read by 1 person then, and probably an educationally challenged one at that.

CoYC (Corruption of Your Comments) no doubt.

I leave one message, you leave 15 impressions of your IP address.

Keep it up, busy week ahead.
[quote][p][bold]YOUWILLDOASISAY[/bold] wrote: Interesting but how about some real data: 1. How many real job's ?. 2. How many sanctioned ?. 3. How many left York for better opportunities ?. 4 How many training ?. Your letter is like a murder mystery without a victim or suspect. Let the propaganda loss adjusters get to work on this one.[/p][/quote]Wow, -15, this must have been read by 1 person then, and probably an educationally challenged one at that. CoYC (Corruption of Your Comments) no doubt. I leave one message, you leave 15 impressions of your IP address. Keep it up, busy week ahead. YOUWILLDOASISAY

10:55am Mon 3 Feb 14

York Fox says...

Can the soon to be ex-Councillor Semlyen please tell us what exactly the council has done to be responsible for finding these people work?

Can she also please quantify for us how many new jobs CoYC can take personal credit for, given that unemployment is falling nationally at one of the highest rates in history?
Can the soon to be ex-Councillor Semlyen please tell us what exactly the council has done to be responsible for finding these people work? Can she also please quantify for us how many new jobs CoYC can take personal credit for, given that unemployment is falling nationally at one of the highest rates in history? York Fox

3:03pm Mon 3 Feb 14

bravo whisky says...

Semlyen blowing her own trumpet again, could she say what follow up research she has done as to the quality of work that has been taken up. It is generally now known that York , now devoid of any decently paid work has to get by on Service Industry minimum wages, and there is nothing on the horizon to make one think any different.
Semlyen blowing her own trumpet again, could she say what follow up research she has done as to the quality of work that has been taken up. It is generally now known that York , now devoid of any decently paid work has to get by on Service Industry minimum wages, and there is nothing on the horizon to make one think any different. bravo whisky

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