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WELCOME . Microsoft Britain Works NGO Event Monday 7 th December. Britain Works NGO Programme. Matt Lambert Director of Corporate Affairs and Citizenship Microsoft Ltd 7 Th December 2009. UK unemployment. The number of unemployed people is now 2.46 million, up 30,000

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welcome

WELCOME

Microsoft

Britain Works NGO Event

Monday 7th December

britain works ngo programme

Britain Works NGO Programme

Matt Lambert

Director of Corporate Affairs and Citizenship

Microsoft Ltd

7Th December 2009

uk unemployment
UK unemployment
  • The number of unemployed people is now 2.46 million, up 30,000
  • The number of people unemployed for more than 12 months increased by 71,000 over the quarter to reach 618,000, the highest figure since Nov 97
  • The unemployment rate for 18-24 year olds increased by 0.7% on the quarter to reach 18.0%, the highest figure since records began in 1992.
digital skills
Digital skills
  • Knowledge economy equal to traditional economy
  • 77% of all jobs require some digital skills
  • 10m people digitally excluded
microsoft employment initiatives
Microsoft Employment Initiatives

Industry Alliance for Jobs

100,000 x Basic Digital Literacy

Black Country Project

28,000 x Basic Digital Literacy

Partner

Apprenticeship

Pilot

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Help 500,000 people into work (over 3 years)

Support employment

focussed charities

Enhancebasic

employabilityskills

Createpathwaysinto

IT industry

Foster technology

innovation

100,000 pa

50,000 pa

10,000 pa

7,000 pa

Economic Evidence through 2009 IDC Survey & Work Foundation

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Thank you and enjoy the

Britain Works NGO day!