Employability services in Dundee

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A REVIEW of employability services in Dundee is recommending client centred services that are responsive to the needs of both individuals and employers as well as action to engage with potential clients at neighbourhood level.

The recommendations, to be discussed by councillors next week, also include the proposed appointment of a single contractor to deliver council funded employability services across the city from 2018.

Bill Campbell depute convener of Dundee City Council’s city development committee said: “Developing the services we offer to people from school leavers to the long term unemployed across the city is vital to ensure we tackle the root causes of social and economic exclusion.

“We want to have an economy in this city that is strong and sustainable and will provide fair work for fair pay. By working closely with our partners in a range of employability services we are confident that we will be able to deliver that.”

A number of other recommendations, including bringing together partners in a single location, collaborative commissioning and management of the whole Employability Service by the Dundee Partnership will also be considered.

According to the report, which will be discussed by the city development committee on Monday (August 22) appointing a single contractor would simplify the process for people seeking employment and ensure value for money.

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