We are committed to tackling the high levels of unemployment in Glasgow and have devised an approach to assist unemployed people to gain access to quality sustainable employment and training opportunities.
The council recognises the need to support the development of the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) and Social Enterprise (SE) sector by developing a procurement approach which maximises their exposure to procurement opportunities. The development of contractually agreed capacity building support from main contractors has provided 'meet the buyer' information events, together with tailored support via seminars.
Through the use of its community benefit policy the council is particularly focusing on the opportunities that arise from the significant physical developments in the city infrastructure, both in the construction and end use phases. This has resulted in over 500 places for the long term unemployed.
Working in partnership with main private sector developers and key employability agencies, the council continues to improve the coordination and delivery of employment and training programmes to ensure effective and efficient service provision for both the business community and those seeking employment.
For further information contact:
Glasgow City Council
Development and Regeneration Services
231 George Street
Glasgow G1 1RX