Issue - meetings
Future Jobs Fund
Meeting: 25/06/2009 - Cabinet (Item 50)
FUTURE JOBS FUND
The Deputy Chief Executive/Director of Corporate Services presented a report which provided an overview of the Future Jobs Fund, a joint Department of Work & Pensions and Department of Communities and Local Government initiative to support the creation of 150,000 new jobs nationally over the next two years. Cabinet was asked to:
(a) agree a delivery model, and;
(b) the number and the type of the opportunities to be supported by the programme.
It was also proposed that Working Wirral funding be used to support the Wirral element of a Liverpool City Region bid to the Future Jobs Fund.
Resolved (unanimously) –
(1) That Cabinet authorise officers to continue to work up proposals and note the current position in relation to the Future Jobs Fund particularly:
(i) Support the Liverpool City Region bid in principle to deliver Future Jobs Fund across the sub-region;
(ii) Support Option A as the preferred delivery model for the reasons outlined in the report;
(iii) Support the number and type of employment opportunities across the Council departments as outlined in the report;
(iv) Authorise the use of Working Wirral monies to provide match funding for the project for the maximum figure identified within section 5.
(2) That call-in on this matter be waived and the Council be advised accordingly.