Sunak is offering older workers £ 500 million to fill gaps in the small business workforce

Rishi Sunak will announce a £ 500 million package to help UK residents, including the elderly, find jobs.

Workers with the lowest wages will also be helped advance in their careers, while existing programs like Kickstart will be extended for three months through March 2022. The program, which started in September last year, has grown with 2 billion 250,000 jobs by the end of 2021. However, the latest government figures show that only 76,900 Kickstart positions have started, with a total of 196,300 positions open to young people.

Sunak will also announce an extension of the Targeted Employment Assistance Program (JETS) to provide universal credit to the long-term unemployed through September 2022.

Another program, which pays employers £ 3,000 for each apprentice hired, is being extended by four months to the end of January.

There will also be more job coaches and careers, along with coordination with local employers.

Details will be confirmed in the Chancellor’s spending review on October 27th.

At the start of the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, Sunak said he had a plan to strengthen the workforce.

This is all an extension of his plan for Jobs, which was launched amid the pandemic.

The package, targeted at those leaving the holiday program as well as the elderly – arrives as the UK struggles with labor shortages and supply chain issues. Sunak told Radio 4’s today Program to contain plans such as 5,000 short-term visas and accelerate testing capacity for truck drivers.

Yesterday (October 3rd) Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the UK was in a necessary “adjustment phase” after Brexit, which he believes will lead to an economy with better wages and conditions.

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