Graham welcomed the news during his visit to Beverley Job Centre that just 2.2% of people aged 16-64 in Beverley and Holderness are claiming unemployment benefit.
He returned to the Centre to meet Jo Corney, who is Service Leader for North East Yorkshire and the Humber, Suzanne Edwards-Vidal, who is Manager of Beverley Job Centre, and David Waller, Employer and Partnership Manager for the East Coast. Graham praised their tireless work which contributed to the number of people claiming unemployment benefit in our area last month being almost half the national average (3.7%).
During his visit, Graham spoke to the team about the role of Skills Bootcamps in helping to equip local people with the skills they need to either find a new job or progress in their current one. More than 16,000 people enrolled onto a Skills Bootcamp across the UK as of May 2022, beating the Government’s target. To build on this initial success the Government has allocated an extra £34 million to fund 8000 more places on these schemes until 2025.
He also learned about the work of Anne Brewster, who is the District’s dedicated 50 Plus Champion. She told Graham about the work she does to find job opportunities for that age group and how she ensures they have the confidence and skills they need to return to the workplace or make the next step on their career ladder.
Beverley and Holderness MP Graham Stuart commented: “I was delighted to return to Beverley Job Centre to meet their dedicated team and see the work they continue to do to equip people across Beverley and Holderness with the skills and confidence they need to excel at work.”