Scottish Government has announced that there will be additional assistance to move into work, or retrain, for people looking for work or those at risk of redundancy.
The package of support, outlined by Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop in July, is backed by £100 million for 2020/21, with at least £50 million of that funding set aside to help young people get into work.
Measures include a job guarantee for young people, a new national retraining scheme, and more funding to provide immediate assistance and advice if people are made redundant.
The £100 million is in addition to the £33 million already committed for employability support for 2020/21.
In addition, Fair Start Scotland (FSS), Scottish Government’s employment support service, has been extended by a further two years to March 2023. Launched in April 2018, participants of the FSS service are entitled to up to 18 months pre-employment support and a further 12 months in-work support.
The 2020-21 budget for Fair Start Scotland delivery is £20.5 million, including monthly COVID-related financial support payments for providers who deliver the Fair Start Scotland support.
For further information, please visit the Scottish Government website.