Fall in jobseeker numbers welcomed

 

Fall in jobseekers welcomed

Local Liberal Democrats have welcomed a fall of over a fifth (22.2%)  in the number of people claiming Jobseekers Allowance in Hinckley and Bosworth.

Official figures show that between December 2009 and December 2010 there were 421 fewer people claiming Job Seekers Allowance in the Bosworth constituency.

Bosworth Liberal Democrat parliamentary campaigner, Michael Mullaney, said “This is really positive news. I am delighted that hundreds of people in Bosworth are finding work.

“Nationally we are going through really tough economic times. Hopefully this fall in the number of people claiming jobless benefits shows that the difficult decisions being taken by the government to put the economy right are starting to produce results.”

 Deputy leader of Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, Cllr David Bill added “There’s more good news in the pipeline. If all goes according to plan there should be 5,000 new jobs over the next few years in the Hinckley area. This includes the new developments at MIRA, the bus station, the Greenfields and several other schemes that will come to fruition.

 “In addition the Lib Dem council has built into the planning conditions of the new developments that preference should be given to local people when it comes to employing people”.

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