Jo Swinson MP launches scheme to get people back to work

Local MP Jo Swinson launched Get East Dunbartonshire Working this morning, a new campaign to find 100 local job or training opportunities in 100 days

The MP was joined by local businesses leaders, training providers, and representatives from Skills Development Scotland and the local job centre on hand to promote the challenge and help provide more jobs in the area.

Little Gems in Milngavie, Westerton Care Home, Eagle Lodge pledged to take part in the challenge on the spot. More companies in and around East Dunbartonshire can follow their example by calling Jo Swinson’s office at 0141 762 2209.

Commenting Jo said:

“I launched this challenge calling on businesses across East Dunbartonshire to support local people who are unemployed and provide training opportunities to get people back into work.”

“These types of opportunities can make a huge difference in someone’s life. It can also be a great catalyst for business growth, tapping into new talent and potential. With the government programmes available it makes good business sense for companies to get involved.”

“The Get East Dunbartonshire Working Challenge is good for local businesses, good for those out of work and good for our community.”

Commenting Robert Wilson of Robert Wilson Decorators said:

“It was a fantastic event and very successful. I had business owners who weren’t even at the event get in touch to see how they could be involved.”


Jim Hastings Job Centre Plus, Roseanne Ellison from Skills Development Scotland, Claire Burns and Rachel McLoughlin and Lorraine Chrichton from ASDA

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