Co-op hopes to tackle youth unemployment

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A SERIES of skills workshops are to be delivered by a convenience store chain as part of a national campaign to tackle youth unemployment.

The Co-operative has launched a scheme called Feeding Britain’s Future to help youngsters gain the skills they need to get into work.

It will be holding sessions at its food store on West Street, Portchester, for 45 young unemployed people aged 16 to 24 on September 23 and 23.

They will be learning skills such as creating a CV and interview techniques. They will also learn more about the different careers in food retail.

Steve Murrells, from the Co-op, said: ‘As youth unemployment continues to hover around the one million mark, more needs to be done to improve young peoples’ skills and boost their employability.’

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