Future Jobs: Minister Jonathan Shaw, MP and Celia Barlow, MP chat to some of Hove YMCA’s Future Jobs workers.Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the Department for Work and Pensions Minister for the South East, Jonathan Shaw MP, and local MP
Celia Barlow, made a special visit to Sussex Central YMCA to talk to the YMCA’s latest
Sussex Central YMCA have recently employed 30 young people through the
Future Jobs Fund – a government scheme to give paid work placements and
training for 18 to 24 year olds. A further 72 jobs will be created over the next
The Minister spent two hours chatting to the Future Jobs
workers, and learnt about their new jobs in retail, electrical refurbishment,
marketing, administration and sports work.
The Minister said, “I commend the excellent work being done by YMCA
and the City Council in the economic downturn to give young people who are
struggling the opportunity to get on the employment ladder.
“The enthusiasm and potential of young people will be vital as we start
to move out of the recession so we need to give them the chance to flourish.