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Business development crucial to Liverpool job opportunities

27 Feb 14  | Recruitment News
 

Businesses across Liverpool must be encouraged to grow if locals are to benefit from new jobs, the city's mayor believes.

Joe Anderson's comments come after Liverpool City Council announced a £16 million scheme to help enterprises expand. Over 1,000 new vacancies will be made available as part of the project.

Mr Anderson was quoted by itv.com as saying: "The International Festival for Business taking place later this year is a huge opportunity for Liverpool to market itself to the world, showcasing the city as a great place to invest. This scheme will help us support our own firms to take advantage of the profile and exposure that the event will create."

Half of the money for the initiative will come from the European Regional Development Fund, after a successful bid was put forward by the Local Enterprise Partnership and Liverpool City Council. The remaining 50 per cent will be made up with a mix of private sector and public funding

As part of the initiative, council officials will work with business support specialists from the Women's Organisation and the University of Liverpool's Management School. According to baytvliverpool.com, Smaller Earth, which works closely with younger entrepreneurs, will be involved too.

The project should also come as good news for those who are already employed in the city, with more than 270 existing jobs set to be protected.
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