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Community Jobs Scotland (CJS) proving a success

Community Jobs Scotland proving a success

A new employment initiative launched earlier this year is proving a resounding success with 1,088 job opportunities created in the past three months across Scotland.  

Run by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) and the Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition, Community Jobs Scotland (CJS) is an initiative representing a £10m investment from the Scottish Government in the financial year 2011-2012.

The scheme provides a six month job for young people aged 18 to 24 years who have been unemployed for sixth months or more with a focus on work-based learning. Jobs have been found in a range of sectors from office administration, to sports coaching, construction and graphics design.

Community Jobs Scotland opportunities must be additional jobs which generate community benefit, and offer the individual at least 25 hours a week of work, paid at Minimum Wage or above for a minimum of 26 weeks. While in their job, CJS employees should be supported to develop their skills and employability and move into sustainable employment.

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Amanda Frewin

Research & Project Support

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