Date lodged: 23 February 2017
To ask the Scottish Government by what date it will reintroduce the Scottish Employers Recruitment Incentive and how much it will invest in this in 2017-18.
Answered by: Jamie Hepburn 9 March 2017
Despite record low levels of youth unemployment Scotland’s Employer Recruitment Incentive (SERI) will re-open on 1 April 2017 with an investment of up to £2.65m. This will support employers to recruit a further 550 young people who face the biggest barriers to employment. We will also continue to support companies participating in SERI to become Living Wage employers.