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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-07493: Finnie, John (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Green Party

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.