David Stewart MSP

Call to back Labour’s plan to tackle youth unemployment

24 November 2010

Highlands and Islands Labour MSP David Stewart has called on the Scottish Government to back Labour’s plans to take action on unemployment, and particularly youth unemployment.
He was responding to a new analysis of official figures from the STUC showing that long term youth unemployment has risen by 150% in the Highlands and 143% in Argyll and Bute.
Scottish Labour has pledged to create a Scottish Future Jobs Fund with the aim of providing 10,000 jobs or training places for young people.
Labour is also committed to the reinstatement of Project Scotland and a guaranteed apprenticeship for qualified 16-18 year olds
Local Labour MSP David Stewart said: “Unemployment is a personal tragedy for those who experience it and we desperately need to promote growth in the economy and get Scotland back to work.
“We can’t allow the Tories or the SNP to turn the clock back to the 1980s.
“We need urgent action to prevent another generation from being thrown on the scrapheap and I am calling on the Scottish Government to back our proposals for a Scottish Future Jobs Fund to create work and opportunity for young people.
“I believe that the most important investment that any government can make is in the future of its young people, which is why Labour is also committed to the reinstatement of Project Scotland and a guaranteed apprenticeship for qualified 16-18 year olds.”

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November 24, 2010 at 8:45 pm

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