Wales saw the largest increase in joblessness in the UK, between August and October, with unemployment jumping to 4.6%*.
- Nikki Lawrence, Chief Executive, Careers Wales
- Sue Husband OBE, Director, Business in the Community Cymru
- Rebecca Woolley, Director, Citizens Advice Cymru
- Phil Jones, Director, The Prince’s Trust Cymru
- Alison Thomas, Chief Executive Officer, Rhyl City Strategy Wales
- Mary-Ann McKibben, Consultant in Public Health (Healthy Settings), Public Health Wales
- Greg Fisher, Regional Employment Broker - Wales, HM Prison and Probation Service Wales
- Dr Elisa Vigna, Researcher, National Centre for Mental Health - Cardiff University
- David Bennet, Liaison Officer, The Wallich
- Libby Duo, Principal Skills and Employment Officer, Conwy Borough Council
- Lawrence Beach, Operations Manager, Acorn People
Reducing unemployment across Wales is a priority. Supporting marginalised groups into employment and tackling the root causes of worklessness are key to the economic recovery during and post COVID-19.
With the introduction of the Kickstart and the Job Retention Scheme
coming to an end in the spring, ensuring meaningful work opportunities are available is vital to reducing worklessness.
Join Senedd Insight’s Reducing Worklessness and Economic Inactivity Digital Conference to explore how a public health approach, job creation and additional funding
could help tackle unemployment.
Reviewing how to reduce intergenerational worklessness,
you will hear from successful pilots and interventions implemented across Wales including the Rhyl City Strategy.
You will hear how local communities are supporting the economic recovery, in response to COVID-19 and Brexit,
through the development of sustainable job, skills and training opportunities.
Explore how to remove barriers to work from underrepresented groups
including disabled people, creating clear career pathways that offer progression and help bridge the disability employment gap.
*Office for National Statistics