Bridlington MP Greg Knight hosted a meeting last week with business owners to encourage them to take on young people into work.
On Friday 24 January the event, entitled Building Bridlington’s Future, was held at Bridlington’s East Riding College campus.
Over a dozen businesses attended the meeting, which was aimed at getting employers interested in investing in young people through the Government’s Youth Contract.
Sir Greg said: “At a time when the economy is starting to grow, which is good news for many businesses including in Bridlington, many businesses will be thinking about possibly taking on new staff, and it is important I think to bring local employers together and know about the number of incentives available to encourage them to take on young people.
“The people I spoke to were pleased that we had had the event and if it enables people to get a job locally then it was certainly well worth my time in attending and meeting people.”
The Youth Contract offers financial help with wages and a package of support, including voluntary work experience and training.
Deborah Plumb, the employer and recruitment adviser for Bridlington Jobcentre Plus, said: “The event proved very useful to all concerned with some employers signing up to the Youth Contract on the day and others pledging their support later in the year.”
For more information about the Youth Contract visit www.dwp.gov.uk/youth-contract
The Job Centre is located on Quay Road in Bridlington. To contact the centre call 0845 6043719.