Aiming to get people FIT for jobs market

There are jobs out there, but the government must make sure that people looking for work have the right skills, writes Gavin Daly

23rd April, 2011

The government’s forthcoming jobs initiative should include a proper analysis of the skills needed by employers, according to the head of an initiative that trains long-term unemployed people in IT skills.

Peter Davitt, chief executive of Fastrack into Information Technology (FIT), said there were jobs available in IT and other parts of the economy, but a concerted effort was needed to identify them.

‘‘We need a comprehensive analysis of where the jobs are,...

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