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Roy Raises East Antrim Jobs at Stormont

Ulster Unionist MLA for East Antrim Roy Beggs has again raised the issue of the local economy and job creation at the Assembly. He asked the Minister for Employment and Learning “what measures he has introduced to address unemployment in East Antrim following the significant local job losses.” In reply the range of schemes an services offered by Jobs and Benefits Offices in the area were listed including the Steps to Work and Pathways to Work programmes. Under the Collaboration and Innovation Fund, just under £4 million has been allocated to eight organisations, to help 1,500 unemployed young people from greater Belfast and East Antrim to get into further education, employment or training. The Minister also made mention of the recent Jobs Fair co-hosted by Larne Borough Council and Ledcom in the Town Hall and claimed “ in the period April to December 2012 the Employment Service helped 1,250 people … Continue reading

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Roy Raises FG Wilsons with Employment Minister and Meets Senior Management

East Antrim Ulster Unionist MLA Roy Beggs has again raised the plight of redundant FG Wilson employees at Stormont question time, and has also met with senior management at the Old Glenarm Road site. At Question Time, Roy Beggs MLA asked the Minister for Employment and Learning “to outline how, in order to retain the skills of workers following the job losses at FG Wilson, he intends to assist them in gaining alternative employment” In his reply the Minister outlined the role of his Department’s Redundancy Advice Service and added, “ FG Wilson, the Confederation of British Industry and officials from my Department confirmed that they had received expressions of interest from companies interested in exploring the possibility of redeploying affected staff…My Department is also exploring options for reskilling and upskilling affected staff through the Northern Regional College. The college informed me that, as well as offering upskilling and training, … Continue reading

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