Calls to address unemployment

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BUSINESS leaders in the East Midlands have called for the Government to combat rocketing unemployment levels.

The Office for National Statistics revealed last Wednesday that 2.64 million people were out of work across the UK.

Responding to the announcement, the Wash branch chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses has called for urgent action to be taken by the Government to create more jobs.

Kevin Mothers said: “The story around unemployment figures has been the same month in, month out. And this month is no different.

“The Government needs to take action to stem this trend once and for all.

“Aspiring to create 100,000 female-owned businesses and providing mentoring will help incentivise those budding female entrepreneurs to set up in business.

“Also allowing people to take part in work trials from day one of signing on will help to create 46,000 new jobs.”