Unemployment figures continue to drop in Milton Keynes

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City Jobcentre staff are celebrating the local employment rate reaching a record high of 74.5 per cent.

Nationally the unemployment rate has fallen to an 11 year low of 4.8 per cent.

But here in Milton Keynes there has been a 58per cent reduction in people claiming benefits since 2010.

A Jobcentre spokesman said: “We deliver tailor-made services to meet employers’ recruitment needs.”

One of these successful initiatives is the ‘Sector Based Work Academy’ which offers a bespoke training package, work experience – and even a guaranteed job interview.

Over recent months Milton Keynes Jobcentre staff have been working with employers in a pre-Christmas drive to fill their seasonal vacancies, particularly in the warehouse/distribution and retail/hospitality sectors.