West London has won funding which will create 100 jobs for young people across the sub-region.
The London Development Agency has granted the West London Councils, and the voluntary and community sector, £650,000 to provide jobs across west London for 18-24 year olds who have been out of work for nearly a year.
The funding comes from the Future Jobs Fund programme, run by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The jobs created will be for a minimum of six months.
The vacancies will be advertised from early December and include such opportunities as a News Researcher at a local radio station, and an administration role at Ealing Connexions one-stop shop.
Councillor David Millican, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Transport at LB Ealing said: This is welcoming news for young jobseekers and I hope this gives them the helping hand they need. Although we are still in tough economic times this is encouraging news. We will continue to bid for additional funding to create more jobs for longer contracts.
This is a great opportunity for these young people to gain confidence and also new skills and experience to give them a good start in their future careers.