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How will the SNP Scottish Government use powers over employment support services?

In the first six months, almost 3,500 people joined the new transitional employability services which support individuals with disabilities and health conditions.

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What is the SNP doing to help older people into employment?

To help people back into work, we continue to fund short courses that lead to work or career progression, and we are boosting training opportunities for older workers. We are working closely with Skills Development Scotland (SDS) who offer an all age careers service within Scotland, providing older workers with specific guidance and advice to…

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What is the SNP doing to help people get back into work?

The Scottish Government’s national strategic partnership framework for responding to redundancy situations, PACE, ensures that local and public sector agencies respond to potential and proposed redundancies as quickly and as effectively as possible. We continue to fund short courses that lead to work or career progression, and we are boosting training opportunities for this group….

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What is the SNP doing to support disabled people into employment?

We’re committed to halving the employment gap between disabled people and the rest of the working age population.

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What is the SNP doing to help youth employment?

The SNP believe the biggest investment we can make in Scotland’s future is in our young people. The SNP Scottish Government has fulfilled its commitment to reduce youth unemployment by 40% by 2021, four years ahead of schedule. We have an explicit commitment to a place in learning or training for every 16 to 19 year…

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What is the SNP policy on the Minimum Wage and Living Wage?

We are working to promote the Living Wage in all sectors and there are now just under 1300 living wage accredited employers in Scotland. We’re leading the UK, with more than a quarter of accredited real Living Wage employers in the UK based in Scotland. Scotland already has the highest proportion of employees paid the Living…

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What is the SNP doing to tackle unemployment?

The SNP has made strong progress with the powers we have to create jobs and grow our economy. More people are in work than when the recession hit, unemployment is at a near historic low and we are outperforming the UK on both youth and female employment. We have published a new Labour Market Strategy,…

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What is the SNP doing to help women into employment?

While Scotland continues to outperform the rest of the UK on women’s employment, we know there is more to do. That’s why, in government, we’re doing everything within our current powers to help women enter and progress in the labour market.   Although not exclusively a woman’s issue, we are increasing childcare to improve outcomes…

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