Cllr Janet Battye has welcomed the Liberal Democrat Million Jobs Campaign, which was launched by Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg.
More than one million private sector jobs have been created since the Coalition Government came to power. Liberal Democrats now want to create a million more.
This will build on what Liberal Democrats in the Coalition Government have already achieved. Business Secretary, Vince Cable has overseen a record rise in apprenticeships, including 5,580 apprentices in Calderdale since 2010. To support jobs in manufacturing, £5.5bn extra has been invested into science, high-tech manufacturing and renewable energy and Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander has introduced £2,000 cash back on National Insurance contributions for employers who take on more staff.
Commenting, Cllr Janet Battye said:
“The Liberal Democrats are building a stronger economy in a fairer society, enabling everyone to get on in life.
“Liberal Democrats in the Coalition Government have helped businesses create more than one million private sector jobs, and now we’re working to help them create a million more.
“I look forward to working with local businesses, community groups and schools and colleges to turn this ambition into reality in Calderdale.”