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BBC News - Glasgow City Council to subsidise armed forces veterans wages


Glasgow City Council to subsidise armed forces veterans wages

The scheme will offer a subsidy of up to £6,500 a year per job
Scotland's largest council is launching a scheme to help unemployed former armed forces personnel find a job.

Under the Veterans Employment Programme, Glasgow City Council will pay a wage subsidy to firms taking on jobless ex-forces men and women.

The council said it was "part of the most comprehensive package of support offered to veterans" in Britain.

Details of the scheme were announced at a economic conference aimed at helping Glasgow through the recession.

The programme will be available to help people who leave the services and veterans aged between 25 and 49.

'Immeasurable sacrifices'
The council is prepared to pay the first £7.20 of a veteran's hourly wage to help employers take them on - up to £6,500 a year.

The authority is aware of 89 veterans who are currently seeking work and a further 37 service personnel about to be made redundant.

Glasgow City Council leader Gordon Matheson said: "Our armed forces make immeasurable sacrifices on our behalf.

"They also have skills and experience that are marketable once they leave the forces - but it can be tough for veterans to re-adjust to civilian life.

"We are committed to helping Glasgow's veterans into employment but, rather than just offering warm words and encouragement, my council will offer a wage subsidy to employers who recognise and reward their skills."

Councillor Matheson said the authority believed "passionately that it is the right thing to do".
 
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PrinceAlbert

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Though it does make sense now! The particular security & defence wing that I work for was/has/is moving an office to Erksine, and was trying to get us all to move up there. I heard rumours of some govt subsidy...and now it all makes sense, as nearly all of us are ex forces.
 
#5
More proof, were it needed, that Scotland has ITS HEART IN THE RIGHT ****ing PLACE! **** you Westminster.

Bring on independence!
 

Grumblegrunt

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#6
until it goes wrong - look at the elderly care fees. say its free because you only have to pay for 70,000. turn around and there's half a million of the buggers dumped onto the system.

you'll end up with every bugger who walked past a recruiting office putting a claim in
 
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More proof, were it needed, that Scotland has ITS HEART IN THE RIGHT ****ing PLACE! **** you Westminster.

Bring on independence!
See the post above yours AND as you know very well, it's a Labour council and Labour is Unionist. Feck you my fenian marxist friend :)
 
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See the post above yours AND as you know very well, it's a Labour council and Labour is Unionist. Feck you my fenian marxist friend :)

Doesnt matter if its a labour council or not. It's a Scottish endeavour, and it is Scotland the country which I said has its heart in the right place. Labour/SNP - beside the point.
 
#9
BBC News - Glasgow City Council to subsidise armed forces veterans wages


Glasgow City Council to subsidise armed forces veterans wages

The scheme will offer a subsidy of up to £6,500 a year per job
Scotland's largest council is launching a scheme to help unemployed former armed forces personnel find a job.

Under the Veterans Employment Programme, Glasgow City Council will pay a wage subsidy to firms taking on jobless ex-forces men and women.

The council said it was "part of the most comprehensive package of support offered to veterans" in Britain.

Details of the scheme were announced at a economic conference aimed at helping Glasgow through the recession.

The programme will be available to help people who leave the services and veterans aged between 25 and 49.

'Immeasurable sacrifices'
The council is prepared to pay the first £7.20 of a veteran's hourly wage to help employers take them on - up to £6,500 a year.

The authority is aware of 89 veterans who are currently seeking work and a further 37 service personnel about to be made redundant.

Glasgow City Council leader Gordon Matheson said: "Our armed forces make immeasurable sacrifices on our behalf.

"They also have skills and experience that are marketable once they leave the forces - but it can be tough for veterans to re-adjust to civilian life.

"We are committed to helping Glasgow's veterans into employment but, rather than just offering warm words and encouragement, my council will offer a wage subsidy to employers who recognise and reward their skills."

Councillor Matheson said the authority believed "passionately that it is the right thing to do".

Excellent news... you get out what you put in...
 
#10
Though it does make sense now! The particular security & defence wing that I work for was/has/is moving an office to Erksine, and was trying to get us all to move up there. I heard rumours of some govt subsidy...and now it all makes sense, as nearly all of us are ex forces.
excluding you obviously !
 
#13
Your point would be valid if it wasn't pish. The claimants need to be unemployed first.
 

mercurydancer

LE
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#14
An eminently sensible and worthwhile project from Glasgow. All credit to them. I hope this practical project is rolled out across the rest of UK.
 
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More proof, were it needed, that Scotland has ITS HEART IN THE RIGHT ****ing PLACE! **** you Westminster.

Bring on independence!
Please campaign as hard as you can, stop Eck, ****ing up and make sure you get your FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDOM. Just make it quick there's a love.
 
#20
yeah, when (if) we go, I feel you may look over the fence at our greener grass in envy.
There will be only one set of people looking toward greener pastures and they will be looking toward the South.
You can keep your life expectancy of a peasant in Gaza, you can shove your midges up your arse and your oil is rapidly diminishing and will cost you a frigging fortune to actually pump, once the oil companies have finished screwing you.

But hey, not to worry, you will still be the proud owners of Irn Bru's secret recipe.
 

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