Local MP Jo Swinson's initiative to Get East Dunbartonshire Working has now provided 66 work and training opportunities for people in the community.
The scheme was launched on 27 April with a target of helping 100 people into job and training opportunities in 100 days, thanks to funding from both the UK and Scottish Governments. The initial 100 day target ended this weekend but after not meeting the initial target the scheme will continue.
"These are difficult economic times and it can be hard for employers to make a commitment.
"I wish we had made it in 100 days but I'm so pleased that 66 opportunities have been offered already.
"The goal is still 100 opportunities and hopefully we'll get there in the next couple of weeks.
"Companies wanting more information on the programme can call our office at 0141 943 1568."