Scheme offers job hopes

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COUNCIL chiefs want to help start up to 200 new enterprises in Sheffield to get people into work.

The Work Programme, a Government scheme delivered by Sheffield Council and the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce to help the long-term unemployed into work, is designed to provide business support and advice for unemployed people considering self employment as their way of getting back into work.

The programme will be delivered through the Chamber’s enterprise agency subsidiary, SENTA, alongside the business start up programme funded by the council.

Coun Leigh Bramall, council’s cabinet member for business, skills and development said: “This initiative demonstrates the determination of the council to maximise the tight resources available to support long-term business growth and jobs. “The scheme has seen us working closely with partners to boost new business start-ups and help the long-term unemployed use the skills many of them have.”