Further details of how thousands of young people will be helped into employment have been outlined in the Scottish Parliament today.
Minister for Youth Employment Angela Constance announced that £8.5 million will be invested in projects to support young people into work. This includes:
* £6 million to create 1000 jobs for young people through a continuation of Community Jobs Scotland into 2012-13
* £2.5 million towards a challenge fund to support the third sector to work with employers, delivering 800 opportunities for young people.
This investment is the second tranche of funding from the additional £30 million announced in December to tackle youth unemployment throughout Scotland.
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