New employment figures for ex-Remploy workers released

New employment figures for ex-Remploy workers released

The government has released figures suggesting that approximately three former Remploy factory employees are embarking on 'fresh careers' every day, after cuts led to a number of compulsory redundancies last year.

Since the closure of several of the factories, which specialised in providing work for members of the disabled community, an £8 million support package has reportedly helped over half of those who signed up for assistance to secure either new jobs or training positions, which has led to the Minister for Disabled People urging more to take advantage of the scheme.

Esther McVey acknowledged that now is a 'difficult time for ex-Remploy workers', and praised the fact that nine of the factories affected by the cuts have recently been taken on by private companies and charities, and are creating posts for former staff as part of their businesses and social enterprises.

It is important that users of wheelchair vehicles and other such aids are able to enjoy a high quality of life, and it is hoped that this funding will be enough to prevent the long term loss of work which could threaten such an existence.

 

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