The City Deal signed in February 2014 will in the next four years:
- Create 5,800 new manufacturing jobs
- Leverage around £130 million of private investment to regenerate Brownfield sites across the Black Country
- Create 1,500 apprenticeships in high value manufacturing jobs
- Provide intensive support for 2,800 long-term unemployed people in the area to help them find a job
Stewart Towe, Chair of the Black Country LEP, said, “The Black Country’s partnership approach has made the City Deal possible; it will enable the Black Country to seize global opportunities based on our strengths as the beating heart of UK High Value Manufacturing and ensure more of the products made in the Black Country are sold around the world.”
Councillor Roger Lawrence, Leader of Wolverhampton City Council, on behalf of the local authorities, said, “This City Deal is the beginning of a new era of growth in the Black Country as it gives the Black Country the opportunity to create new jobs, boost business and provide new housing in regenerated land.”
Greg Clark, Minister for Cities, said, “This City Deal is a landmark achievement. It puts the levers of power firmly into the hands of the Black Country so that everyone can benefit from real, local economic growth. The jobs that it will create, the commercial sites it will unlock and the skills it will provide to young people and the long-term unemployed will put the Black Country in a prime position to take advantage as the economy turns the corner.”
View the full article at http://www.blackcountrylep.co.uk/news/Black-Country-City-Deal-signed
As Glen Callum Associates is a UK company based within the heart of the Black Country in Central Midlands we are proud to hear that the local area will receive an economic boost enabling more jobs, opportunities and general development and growth.
We are currently working with other local initiatives to ensure that we are at the forefront of assisting local businesses with their recruitment within the manufacturing and engineering sectors. For more information on our work in local recruitment or if you are a local company looking to increase your staffing levels then get in touch, we will be happy to visit you at your premises to discuss your recruitment plans further.
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