Youth Unemployment and the Future Jobs Fund

Inquiry status: Inquiry concluded, Report and Government Response published

Inquiry details

The Future Jobs Fund (FJF) was established in April 2009 to create six-month job opportunities for young people and adults in areas of high unemployment. The inquiry considers whether the FJF was successful and cost-effective in helping these groups find permanent jobs, as well as the benefits that employers and communities experienced through the programme. The inquiry also considers the Government’s decision to cease the programme in March 2011 and the extent to which effective support was available for young people following the closure of the FJF.

Report and Government Response