Aberdeen Council announces £1.15m funding to help the unemployed

Additional funding will be made available to help people who are long term unemployed in Aberdeen.

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Aberdeen City Council has announced more than one million pounds in additional funding to help those struggling with long-term unemployment.

Funding of £1.15m has been allocated to support those seeking employment by enhancing their skillset.

The funding is part of the No One Left Behind initiative – where those aged over 25 are given training to develop employability skills and work experience.

A total of 115 applicants will go into the employment scheme, with £10,000 going towards salary and additional costs.

The scheme, granted by the Scottish Government, is being used to help those that have been hit hard by the impact of Covid on the job market, and those that have been out of work for a minimum of 12 months.

Aberdeen city council leader, Jenny Laing, said: “It’s great to be a part of a programme that will help support our local businesses and economy, as well as supporting individuals in progressing their skillsets and careers.

“The council is dedicated to ensuring that more people are able to access new opportunities, develop their skills, and provide entry into sectors which are experiencing skills shortages such as health and social care, construction, and green jobs.”