Around 2,000 jobs have been promised in a new drive aimed at helping young unemployed people in London find work, it was announced today.
The Mayor's Fund for London is launching the initiative, targeting youngsters from some of the most deprived areas of the capital.
Young London Working will aim to connect young people with potential employers and will also promote training, mentoring and work experience.
Outsourcing company Mitie said it was recruiting 2,000 young people through the scheme over the next three years.
Chris Robinson, chief executive of the Mayor's Fund for London, said: "We believe that the way out of poverty is a decent job. However, the current employment landscape is confusing for both young people seeking work and for employers who want to help.
"Young London Working supports young people who are unsure of where to go for quality advice, guidance and training and ultimately decent jobs.
"The initiative will fill the gap between employers' skills needs and opportunities for disadvantaged young people into work and a brighter future."
More than one in five people aged between 18 and 24 in inner London are claiming Jobseeker's Allowance.Reuse content