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TODAY The Star kick starts a campaign to get Sheffield’s unemployed back into work - as latest figures show more than 17,000 city residents rely on jobseeker benefits.

The We Want to Work campaign is giving 10 candidates taking part in the Government’s work programme the chance to showcase their skills and potential.

The Star has joined forces with Action 4 Employment to give these men and women a platform to pitch to prospective employers.

The initiative comes as latest jobless figures show 4.6 per cent of the city’s population is on Jobseekers’ Allowance.

Every week The Star will profile jobseekers as they work on their CVs, prepare for interviews, and gain qualifications to boost their chances of securing employment.

The Deputy Prime Minister and Sheffield MP Nick Clegg has also given backing to the campaign.

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