With the number of young people who are actively seeking employment continuing to rise above figures that were totally unpredicted and unprecedented a new course of action has been taken to help these people back into work in the north of England.
There has been an active plan to target companies in Tyne and Wear that might be able to offer extra vacancies to the ones already being advertised in the areas most hard hit by unemployment. These include jobs such as Durham security guards, the escort agency, Sunderland bar workers and Blyth taxi drivers.
It is hoped that this initiative will take at least 5,000 young people of social security benefits and give them the valuable opportunity to gain experience in a variety of jobs. If the plan is successful it is likely that other regions in the UK will use the same measures.