Croydon sees rise in employment last month

Croydon Guardian: Cllr Vidhi Mohan Cllr Vidhi Mohan

The number of residents finding employment has risen in the last month.

Nearly 350 more people are now employed after figures showed the number of those without jobs fell by 4.4 per cent from October to November, according to Croydon Council.

Youth unemployment is also down by 90, more than a 5 per cent drop in the last month.

The council have recently launched the Pathways to Employment initiative, a joint programme between Croydon Council, Jobcentre Plus and private sector companies.

About 16,000 jobs are being created as part of the programme which ensures they go to Croydon residents.

Councillor Vidhi Mohan, cabinet member for communities and economic development, said: “Yet again more good news about the continuing downward trend of unemployment in Croydon.

“These are significant numbers of people in the borough finding work and it is something we are determined to see continue throughout 2014.

“The Pathways to Employment initiative is really taking off and is providing a huge boost to both Croydon residents and the local economy.”

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7:26pm Thu 2 Jan 14

christhegoth says...

Last I read there were 7 people chasing each vacancy. Roll on Hammerfield.

Please also note Croydon is one of the heaviest for sanctioning last I read. If someone is no longer sanctioned they do not show as being a Jobseeker ( even though they should ). And the poverty they are left in can do some real harm.

There is a big issue with Sanctions; as their appears to be guidelines, that are actually quotas, being used. Some sanctions are not fair at all. Don't be too surprised if unemployment is down due to too many being sanctioned unfairly.
Last I read there were 7 people chasing each vacancy. Roll on Hammerfield. Please also note Croydon is one of the heaviest for sanctioning last I read. If someone is no longer sanctioned they do not show as being a Jobseeker ( even though they should ). And the poverty they are left in can do some real harm. There is a big issue with Sanctions; as their appears to be guidelines, that are actually quotas, being used. Some sanctions are not fair at all. Don't be too surprised if unemployment is down due to too many being sanctioned unfairly. christhegoth

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