Euro boost on youth unemployment

Apprentice machinist
Apprentice machinist

The Liverpool City region has received a major boost in helping tackling unemployment among young people.

It is to received £26.7m over two years under the European Union’s Youth Employment Initiative.

It will be targeted at reducing the number of 16-24 year-olds people not in employment,
education, or training (NEETS) and those who risk falling into that category.

Councillor Nick Small, cabinet member for employment, enterprise and skills, said: “Youth unemployment is one of the biggest challenges facing us.

“While we have achieved a great reduction in the numbers out of work there is very much more that needs to be done.

“This funding will enable us to provide programmes to help get young people into work, education or into training.

“It is great news for the city region.”