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Final Report - Skills and Employment

The scrutiny review examined the challenges facing Stockport’s working-age population, the support services available to jobseekers, and how effectively those services are targeted to identified need across the Borough, at a time of increased concerns over issues such as youth unemployment, long-term unemployment, and rates of job-creation. In this challenging context the role of the Council and other public sector agencies is of critical importance in ensuring that we achieve the best possible outcomes for our residents.

The review acknowledges a number of strengths in the current range of support services available to Stockport’s residents; but it also highlights areas where services and resources could be better used in order to bring about greater benefit both to residents and to the local economy as a whole.