Hull City Council commended for jobs scheme

An economic think-tank has commended Hull City Council for a project which helps unemployed people find jobs.

The Grow project has been praised by the Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) for its "bespoke approach to tackling unemployment".

The project provides training and education opportunities for unemployed people and liaises with employers to help provide them with staff.

Services available include job-matching programmes and apprenticeships.

Councillor Kalvin Neal, Hull council's portfolio holder for employment and enterprise, said: "It's great news that the city has been recognised for getting people into employment.

"We will continue working with our partners to make the best use of the schemes we have in place to protect and create jobs."

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