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Future Jobs Fund: West Midlands

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many jobs she expects to be created under the Future Jobs Fund in (a) Tamworth, (b) Staffordshire and (c) the West Midlands in the next 12 months; and what types of job she expects to be created. (294066)

The first round of awards for the Future Jobs Fund are initially for delivery over a six-month period.

There are no specific bids for Tamworth, as yet.

The joint bid for Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent is currently creating 524 jobs between October 2009 and March 2010. National bids may also create jobs in this area.

The following table has the number of jobs expected to be created in the West Midlands:

Jobs created under the Future Jobs Fund

First round bidders in West Midlands

October 2009-March 2010

Birmingham, Coventry and Black Country

3,552

Stoke-on-Trent City Council

524

St. Paul’s Community Development Trust

100

Warwickshire County Council

73

Herefordshire Council

54

Shropshire County Council (Training)

60

Total

4,363

Notes:

1. The first round of awards are initially for delivery over a six-month period.

2. The types of jobs that are being created include:

Green Jobs/Environmental Improvement/Sustainability

Health/Social Care/Education/Children’s Care

Youth work

Arts/Enterprise

Housing/Construction - low carbon economy

Administration/Business/Enterprise

Community/Voluntary

Leisure/Tourism/Hospitality