Here is how Government “creates” jobs;
Fewer than one in 20 people enrolled in a Londonderry ‘back to work’ scheme have managed to secure long-term employment.
The Department for Employment and Learning (DEL) is to scrap its Steps to Work contract with the North West Regional College after “unacceptably” poor results at getting people into employment. The original £2.4m contract had stipulated that the North West Regional College needed to ensure 25% of those enrolled got jobs.
But today it can be revealed that only around 12% of those who took part in the scheme found any sort of work beyond their training.
Even more staggering is the disclosure that within six months of graduating from the programme, only 4.75% were still in employment — less than a fifth of the target set by the Department.
Get that stat? £2.4 MILLION paid to get 20 people into some sort of jobs. The State, in this case the Department of Employment and Learning, just takes YOUR cash and splashes it down the drain. Farcical. I wonder which individuals benefited from all this cash floating about?