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Future Jobs Fund

Volume 508: debated on Tuesday 6 April 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many jobs in each employment sector (a) were originally expected to be created by Future Jobs Fund funding and (b) are expected to be created as a result of successful bids for such funding. (324516)

The Future Jobs Fund does not include targets for the creation of jobs in specific sectors. The Future Jobs Fund is a challenge fund and we are therefore unable to provide any detail about the volumes of jobs that might be created in each sector.

The Department and HMT agreed an aspiration of creating 10,000 ‘green jobs’ through the Future Jobs Fund. This includes jobs in environmental sectors, renewable energy technologies, and emerging low-carbon sectors.

Of the 117,000 Future Jobs Fund jobs we’ve agreed to fund to date, around 17,000 have been green jobs.