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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.

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