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St Helens Star Action 4 Jobs campaign wins backing
10:00am Friday 9th August 2013 in News
A ST HELENS STAR campaign to boost the number of jobs in the town has won the support of the country’s three main political parties.
The initiative, called Action 4 Jobs, will be launched in next week’s Star with the aim of giving our readers information and inspiration during their search for a job.
The Star’s dedicated recruitment section will bring together employers and education providers to help people find work and develop career opportunities.
Our news team will also be focusing on the jobs market and showcasing career and training opportunities in St Helens.
St Helens Star editor Steve Leary said: “By working with key stakeholders such as councils, colleges and local employers we hope Action 4 Jobs will provide the information and guidance people need to get the jobs of their choice.”
Action 4 Jobs has cross party political support, with the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Labour all adding their voices to the campaign.
Prime Minister David Cameron said: “This is a fantastic initiative by the St Helens Star to help people who want to work hard and get on.
“Our economy is on the mend, but there is still more to do as we move from rescue to recovery.
“By bringing together employers, colleges and business groups at a local level, people can hear about new opportunities, share experiences and progress at every stage of their career.”
Meanwhile, Ed Miliband, Labour’s leader, said: “Action 4 Jobs is a brilliant campaign. This initiative will hopefully get more people in work at a time when opportunities are not easy to come by. There is a generation of young people currently feeling let down.
“By promoting businesses, schools and colleges and boosting the number of apprenticeships on offer, this campaign could help get the local economy back on track. This is One Nation Labour – on the side of hard working people.”
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, the Liberal Democrat leader, added: “Getting young people working is one of my absolute top priorities, so I am fully behind the Action 4 Jobs campaign.
“It’s a great idea to bring employers and colleges together to help young people find work.
“Liberal Democrats have helped businesses create more than a million jobs, now we want to help create a million more, and the Action4Jobs campaign can be a key part of that.” See next week’s St Helens Star for the start of Action for Jobs.