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£9m EU Funding Boost to Tackle Long-term Unemployment in South West Wales


A £9 million EU-funded scheme to tackle long-term unemployment in South West Wales has been announced by Finance and Government Business Minister, Jane Hutt.

Workways+, led by Neath Port Talbot Council, will offer training and paid work experience opportunities to 4,000 long-term unemployed people to help get their lives back on track.

Support will target disadvantaged people, helping them to take their first steps to re-engage or enter into the labour market. Backed by £7.5 million of EU funds, the three-year scheme will benefit people in Neath Port Talbot, Swansea, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion.