Football jobs for young unemployed

The government is to fund 200 new Football League jobs for the young unemployed , Yvette Cooper will announce today.

As part of the £1bn Future Jobs Fund, each of the 72 clubs in the Championship, League One and League Two is to recruit up to three new staff.

A further 2,000 positions will be created in community sports, according to the Press Association.

Two-thirds of the 150,000 jobs set up under the Future Jobs Fund have been earmarked for young people, who will be able to apply for the positions only when they have been unemployed for 10 months.

Cooper, the work and pensions secretary, said: “We’re determined to do everything we can to help young people get their first job despite the recession”.

The jobs were developed through government partnerships with the Football League Trust and the National Skills Academy for Sports.

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