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MANCHESTER INCREASES NUMBER OF JOBS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

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Latest figures show that more young people under the age of 25 years are now being employed by Manchester City Coun...
Latest figures show that more young people under the age of 25 years are now being employed by Manchester City Council - in line with the council's policy of improving services and opportunities for young people.

A report to this week's personnel sub committee meeting also calls for other employers in the city to increase the numbers of young people they employ.

The council currently employs 236 young people aged 16-25 years. This is an increase in the numbers employed in 1995 and represents approximately nine per cent of the total number of young people in the city who are registered unemployed (2,413).

Measures taken over the last year to increase the number of young people employed by the council include the development of 12 new apprenticeships in administration and a further 36 modern craft apprenticeships, specifically for young people who are resident in Manchester.
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