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SCC WELCOMES CONTINUED FALL IN UNEMPLOYMENT

[ 07-03-2013 ]

Commenting on the news that Scottish unemployment fell by 13,000 in the three months to December, Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:

 
“It is good news that unemployment in Scotland has continued its downward trend, and it is particularly important to note that youth employment fell by 28,000 over the course of last year.  This has undoubtedly been assisted by the focus on youth employment that has been evident on the part of the Scottish Government in 2012 and Chambers of Commerce across Scotland have also sprung into action to help tackle high levels of youth unemployment.
 
“Scottish Chambers of Commerce are supporting businesses across the country through our Graduate Recruitment Incentive programme, operated in partnership with the Scottish Government.  New employment opportunities are being created for Scotland’s graduates within small and medium sized businesses, and access to dedicated support is being provided to assist employers through the recruitment process.  To further encourage engagement between small businesses and graduates, careers zones are being delivered to extol the benefits of a career in one of Scotland’s vibrant, growing businesses.
 
“Chambers of Commerce are serious about assisting businesses to take on more young people and we will continue to work to deliver real benefits for Scotland’s economy and its young people.”
 

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