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Town bucks trend with boost in jobs

OVER 100 new jobs have been created in Solihull, the authorities announced this week.

OVER 100 new jobs have been created in Solihull, the authorities announced this week.

No less than 113 posts have opened up at Solihull Council and Solihull Community Housing as part of the Future Jobs Fund.

Already, the first 44 recruits have begun work with SCH.

Among them is Karl Smith, from Chelmsley Wood, who has begun a painting and decorating job with the organisation. I’m really happy to be in a job while the country’s economy is the way it is. I really feel like I’m improving my skills in the job as well as helping the local area,” he said. “It’s also been great for me as I’ve been able to buy my baby her first present with my first wage packet since she was born.”

Coun Ian Courts, cabinet member for economic development and regeneration, said: “Getting on the job ladder is always hard for young people without work experience, but in the current economic climate it has proved even more difficult.

“With initiatives such as Future Jobs Fund, we are providing recruits with experience and training which will be worthwhile to secure future employment.”

 

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