Summer jobs campaign launched
As schools and colleges break up for the summerÂ students across the region are being encouraged to take up a '˜summer job'.
The message is part of a campaign which has been launched to highlight how young people can benefit from local summer employmentÂ .
As part of the campaignÂ anÂ online portal for summer job applications has been launched on the government website '˜Find a Job' which connects young people to local employers.
Hazel Prior from Jobcentre Plus South East said: '˜I'd encourage any young person to consider a part-timeÂ job. There are lots of opportunitiesÂ advertised on the summer jobs portal in the south east.'
The campaign comes at a time when Saturday and part-time employment rates amongst young people have been falling. In 1997 42 percent of 16 to 17 year oldÂ year old students combined work and study with theÂ latest figures showing a decrease to 18Â percent.