Create more skilled and semi skilled jobs

There should be more jobs created in the area to make sure that everyone has a real and interesting job and does not have to rely on welfare. Areas where there is potential for new jobs are in manufacturing . These jobs were ones that create value and give people a sense of achievement. 

Why the contribution is important

Jobs give people a sense of self worth, bring more money into the economy and lead to further economic development. Job growth leads to positive cycles of expansion. When jobs start to leave the area it creates negative cycles, which are hard to reverse.

by FairerScotlandAdmin2 on October 15, 2015 at 04:46PM

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  • Posted by FairerScotlandAdmin2 October 26, 2015 at 16:03

    From the Fairer Scotland Inverness Planning Event:

    Many people in the Highlands are underemployed. There is a need for more skilled jobs. There also needs to be more opportunities for advancement. There are issues with zero-hour contracts and wages in the Highlands are lower than other parts of country. An example given was someone working at a college who earns 1/3 less than a peer in a similar college in Glasgow, but is told that the college will close if they pay the same wages.

    More jobs are needed to stop the drift away of young people, attract new people to the area and reduce rural poverty.
  • Posted by FairerScotlandAdmin2 October 30, 2015 at 16:06

    Idea from Fairer Scotland Midlothian Planning Event:

    There should be help for start-up businesses, as this is a way to create jobs and wealth. If entrepreneurs are given help and guidance early on, then it is easier for them to start and grow small businesses and create innovation and growth.

    There are two ways to have more business and jobs in an area. One is to attract them; the other way is to grow them. Ideas suggested included a business gateway, and there was a wide range of support needs required - including advice, staffing (and why to pay the minimum wage and keep staff happy) and business growth strategy.

    There could also be financial support such as business rate relief and start up grants.
    This needs to be more nuanced to look at what business and skill gaps we are short on in Scotland. For example, we want to lead on green energy, yet import wind turbines from Europe because we don’t have manufacturers here.

  • Posted by FairerScotlandAdmin2 November 10, 2015 at 11:29

    Idea from Fairer Scotland Dumfries Planning Event:

    There should be specific action to support care leavers and looked after children in to appropriate education, training or employment.
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