Unemployment figures continue to drop in Milton Keynes
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.