Scotland's Economy

  • Employability Day: Making sure no one is left behind

    17th June 2022 by

    This week I was fortunate to visit a No One Left Behind information event, for people seeking employment and training opportunities, held by Working 4U in West Dunbartonshire. I spoke to staff and those who use this valuable service about their employability journeys. On Employability Day there is no better time to raise awareness of…

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  • First year of employment service attracts over 10,000 participants

    29th May 2019 by

    Scotland’s first fully devolved employment support service has been accessed by more than 10,000 people in its first year. Fair Start Scotland (FSS), which launched in April 2018, encourages people to access employment support on a voluntary basis. The service has published its latest set of statistics to 29 March 2019 which show that: 10,063…

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  • Fairer employment support

    3rd January 2018 by

    A series of events will be held in nine areas across the country, to prepare for the roll out of the new £96 million Fair Start Scotland employability service in April.

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  • Primark invest in Edinburgh

    15th February 2012 by

    In December major retailer Primark open its long-awaited store on Edinburgh’s Princes Street. This is significant for two reasons. Firstly it’s changed the shopping landscape on one of the world’s most famous streets. Secondly, it has brought more than 500 jobs to city.

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