22 February 2017
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon earlier this week announced continued support to young people across Scotland looking to get into work with thanks to £6.1 million investment.
The funding for Community Jobs Scotland (CJS) will support up to 700 new job opportunities for 16 – 29 year olds. The support will be targeted at groups who face significant difficulties finding employment – including carers, young people with experience of care, those with disabilities, and young people with past criminal convictions.
Speaking at the Gathering, the biggest third sector event of the year, the First Minister said:
For the last six years, the voluntary and third sector, led by Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, has delivered our Community Jobs Scotland programme. It has created job opportunities for more than 7,500 people and since 2011 more than 3,000 young people have been helped into jobs.”
— Third Force News (@ThirdForceNews) February 22, 2017
— First Minister (@ScotGovFM) February 22, 2017