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Welfare Reform on the Web (March 2005): Social Security - UK - New Deal

JOB GUARANTEES, EMPLOYABILITY TRAINING AND PARTNERSHIPS IN THE RETAIL SECTOR

R.W. McQuaid, C. Lindsay and M. Greig

Local Economy, vol.20, 2005, p.67-78

Paper discusses the potential value of local, partnership-based employability training and job guarantee programmes, focusing on the illustrative example of the "Alloa Initiative". This involved an employability training and job guarantee project developed in partnership with Tesco which successfully placed 109 disadvantaged job seekers into positions at a new store. It proved particularly effective in targeting the long term unemployed and those with limited experience of the retail sector.

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