Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Morrisons steps up.

Continuing our Supermarket theme of posts, this time with a big society slant. There was some really good news from Morrisons this week, that they plan to create 1,000 jobs for homeless and vulnerable people.

They are running the scheme in partnership with the Salvation Army and a social enterprise called Create.

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, Conservative party chairman has welcomed the move saying "This is a great example of businesses working with the community to create jobs and drive growth at a time of economic uncertainty.

"Initiatives like this will make a real difference to people's lives, providing them and the country with the skills they need to promote growth."

I couldn't agree more and I'd like to see more of this kind of thing, be it through training, internships, volunteer opportunities or apprenticeships.

I run an internship in my constituency office to help local young people build up their skills before work or uni. If you'd like to find out more drop us an email hexham@tory.org