Milton Keynes City Council has announced that it’s investing more money into supporting women who lost their jobs due to the pandemic back into work.
The City Council’s Women into Work scheme is part of its overall £3.1m Economic Recovery Plan to help local people and businesses recover from the financial impact of COVID-19. The pandemic caused unprecedented job losses, and across the country, women’s employment recovery is falling behind that of men.
The City Council has invested £250,000 in the Women Into Work scheme which has helped more than 500 women into work or training. The support has received industry-wide recognition, with the Local Government Association highlighting the positive impact the programme has made for women.
The new funding will cover three schemes: