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Future Jobs Fund: Wales

Volume 506: debated on Tuesday 2 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales which companies in Wales have made successful applications to the Future Jobs Fund; how many jobs have been created in respect of each application; when the jobs enabled by each application were advertised; and how many such vacancies have been filled. (318135)

The following organisations were successful in bidding for Future Jobs Fund money in Wales, with the number of jobs expected to be created in brackets:

Groundwork (240 jobs);

Rhyl City Strategy (322 jobs);

Cardiff City Council (289 jobs);

Hyfforddiant Ceredigion Training (100 jobs);

Pembrokeshire County Council (170 jobs);

Vale of Glamorgan Council (96 jobs);

Powys Partnership Future Jobs Fund (63 jobs);

City of Swansea's Employability Training (1,320 jobs);

Swansea Council for Voluntary Service (75 jobs);

WCVA (2,500 jobs);

Merthyr Tydfil Council (3,519 jobs);

Interlink (120 jobs);

Carmarthenshire County Council (291 jobs);

Neath Port Talbot County Council (288 jobs);

Newport Future Jobs Fund Partnership (472 jobs);

Coalfields Regeneration Trust (80 jobs).

These bids will bring a total of 9,945 jobs to Wales over the next 18 months.

Advertisement and recruitment into these positions is an ongoing process. Statistics for the number of starts are not yet available but are being collated by the Department for Work and Pensions.