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Slight rise in Moray unemployment figures


By Alan Beresford

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THE numbers of people claiming Universal Credit (UC) in Moray has risen slightly over the month of August.

Minister for Employment Mims Davies MP. Picture: mimsdavies.org.uk
Minister for Employment Mims Davies MP. Picture: mimsdavies.org.uk

Last months saw 6829 UC claimants in the region as opposed to 6787 in July. Nationally, the respective figures were 474,079 and 469,406.

Minister for Employment Mims Davies MP said: “We recognise that the pandemic has been difficult for many people who are worried about their incomes and that’s why our £30bn Plan for Jobs is aimed at protecting, supporting and creating jobs and it’s welcome news that there is some recovery in vacancies.

“Meanwhile, we’re creating hundreds of thousands of fully subsidised new jobs for young people through our £2billion Kickstart Scheme to give those starting out a leg up onto the career ladder and offer them hope for the future.

"And within our jobcentres we’re recruiting a further 13,500 work coaches so all jobseekers throughout the UK have access to tailored support, to build their skills and pivot into new roles.”

The Job Help and Employer Help portals continue to be updated and carry lots of supportive information. These websites are to support jobseekers find work in new sectors and generally looking for work now.

The Job Help website also has articles, tips and guides to help people who are able and willing to take up roles now in sectors which are expanding rapidly to keep Britain working.

Local vacancies are available also via twitter @jcpinNorthScot

There are currently 80 vacancies available on Find A Job for Moray offering roles in avariety of sectors.

More local news here.



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