Job Entry Targeted Support Programme to be launched in Scotland

01 February 2021

Following on from the news that the Job Entry Target Support (JETS) Programme was to be launched in a number of areas in the UK and Wales, it has now been confirmed that it will be launched in Scotland, to assist thousands of jobseekers who may have previously lost their jobs due to the pandemic.

JETS is backed by a £2.7 million investment in Scotland, which is in addition to the £8.6 billion already provided to Scotland by the UK Government as part of its comprehensive response to the pandemic.

JETS is aimed at individuals who have been out of work for three months or more. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will increase support for claimants to ensure that jobseekers have access to help that is tailored to their needs, to get them back into employment quickly.

Specialist advice will also be delivered to jobseekers in relation to how they can move into those sectors where jobs are available, in addition to CV and interview guidance.

More than 40,000 jobseekers were referred to the programme in its first 50 days, when it was launched in October 2020 in England and Wales, which equates to approximately 800 per day.

More information about the JETS Programme is available online.


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