The Mayors Taskforce for Jobs has signed a formal agreement with the Community Employment Group (of the Department of Labour) to work together on common objectives. The “Principles of Partnership” will see local CEG field officers working more directly with Mayors participating in the Taskforce.
The agreement follows on from the “Memorandum of Understanding” signed between the government and the Mayors Taskforce in September last year. Under the latest agreement, the CEG support to the Mayors Taskforce will be become one of its “national strategies”.
The participating Mayors will “champion” local projects and activities which strengthen local employment and community economic development opportunities. The CEG field officers will be providing advisory, planning and liaison support directly to the Mayors and their local project teams.