A new report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation entitled “Tackling poverty through public procurement” has found that Public sector contractors could be creating thousands of jobs for marginalised young people.

The report argues that placing a requirement on contractors to undertake targeted recruitment and training would generate many additional job-with-training opportunities for people entering the labour market: and that it could be done at little extra cost, by linking this to existing apprenticeship, training and job-search provisions.

Paul ChampionAssistant Principal
Chesterfield College Group

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