Helen Mary Jones MS calls for Welsh Government support over potential Peacocks job losses

FASHION shops Peacocks and Jaeger have gone into administration, threatening the future of up to 4,700 jobs and almost 500 shops. The owner of the retailers Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group failed to find a buyer for both businesses. Helen Mary Jones MS, Plaid Cymru Shadow Minister for the Economy and Continue Reading

Economic Resilience fund has protected 75,000 jobs

GOWER MS Rebecca Evans has welcomed the news that the Welsh Government’s Economic Resilience Fund has already protected 75,000 jobs. Rebecca Evans MS said: “The fund, which I launched in my role as Minister for Finance, has seen crucial grants provided to businesses to help them deal with the impacts Continue Reading

Working Wales has helped ”thousands of people” says Ken Skates

ONE year after its launch, Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales Ken Skates has said Working Wales will be a vital tool in helping Wales recover from the impact of coronavirus. Since May 2019, Working Wales, which is delivered through Careers Wales, has directly assisted more than 31,500 adults Continue Reading

Llanelli in top ten of towns economically most at risk from Coronavirus pandemic

RESEARCH conducted by the Centre For Towns and Southampton University suggests that Wales will suffer most economically from the coronavirus pandemic and Llanelli is in the top 10 out of 800 small and medium sizes towns. Coastal and former industrial towns are most economically at risk the research indicates and Wales Continue Reading

Ex-apprentice appointed to support Welsh employers

A former apprentice has been appointed to engage with employers and develop Apprenticeship opportunities in South West and Mid Wales. Rhinid Herdman, 25, from Ammanford, is the new Apprenticeships Programme development manager for the region employed by the National Training Federation for Wales (NTfW), which represents more than 100 work-based Continue Reading

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