Jobcentre Plus North West became operational as a Co- financing organisation for ESFi Objective 3i in January 2004, taking forward the ESF agenda encompassed in the Regional Development Plan. Jobcentre Plus co-finances activity that complements their strategic remit in Measures: 1.1; 1.2; 2.2; and 4.3
Jobcentre Plus through Co-financingi will call for projects that aim to:
- Provide advice and guidance to enable people to develop active and continuous job search strategies and prevent them from moving into long-term unemployment.
- Improve the employability of the unemployed, returners and young people of working age through targeted intervention to enhance vocational and other key skills and removing external barriers to labour market entry.
- Provide help to improve the employability of, and remove barriers to labour market entry for, those groups disadvantaged in the labour market, and develop local responses to assist individuals with multiple disadvantages in the labour market that face the risk of social exclusion.
- Encourage entrepreneurship and supporting individuals setting up their own business.