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Jobs scheme helps a further 300

YOUNG people in Wales have continued to fi nd high-quality work opportunities through Jobs Growth Wales (JGW), the Welsh Government has said. The itDeputy Minister for Skills and Technology, Julie James, has welcomed fi gures showing 316 job hunters were successfully off ered jobs in March, an increase on February’s 246.

Since the programme began in 2012 a total of 14,656 job opportunities have been fi lled and 17,195 job opportunities created. The Deputy Minister told The Herald: “Our Jobs Growth Wales programme has given thousands of young people in Wales a great opportunity to start work. We’re committed to taking action to help young people into employment and it’s no coincidence that youth unemployment is falling faster in Wales than in the UK.”