Search

Council jobs created in Olympics boroughs to get kids off the dole

PUBLISHED: 13:00 07 August 2009 | UPDATED: 14:40 05 October 2010

FOUR of the 2012 Olympic host’ boroughs are getting a stash of Whitehall cash to get people off the dole in East London.

Nearly £4 million is being ploughed into a kitty to create jobs with local authorities, each lasting at least six months

FOUR of the 2012 Olympic host’ boroughs are getting a stash of Whitehall cash to get people off the dole in East London.

The Department of Work & Pensions is ploughing nearly £4 million into a kitty to create jobs with local authorities, each with a London Living’ wage and lasting at least six months.

Tower Hamlets, one of Britain’s most deprived areas, is getting £650,000 to create 100 jobs on the council. Anyone aged 18 to 24 who is long-term unemployed is eligible for the scheme.

Long-term unemployed who are looking for work are being urged to contact Job Centre Plus on 0845-6060.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the East London Advertiser