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MANCHESTER CITY COUNCIL RECRUITS MORE LOCALS THAN EVER

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Latest figures show the percentage of Manchester City Council jobs going to Manchester residents is continuing to i...
Latest figures show the percentage of Manchester City Council jobs going to Manchester residents is continuing to increase and that between April and September 1997 the council recruited the highest number of local people ever to its jobs, with 83.9% of vacancies being filled by people who live in the city.

Out of a total of 504 jobs advertised externally during this period 423 were filled by Manchester residents. Similarly, at manager level, out of 51 such vacancies advertised, 18 of them, or 35.2% were filled by people who live locally.

Neil Warren, chair of Manchester City Council's human resources committee, said: 'This is the highest percentage we have managed to achieve so far in terms of recruiting local people and of course it is excellent news for people who live in Manchester.

'We know there is a vast pool of local talent in the city which other employers would do well to tap into and we will continue to do all we can to maximise job opportunities for Manchester residents.'
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