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Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN HL2044, tabled on 14 July 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to make it easier for unemployed individuals to access clear labour market information on local green job opportunities.

Answered on

23 July 2021

The green recovery presents a significant opportunity for UK workers to benefit from increased employment opportunities in green sectors.

The Department for Work and Pensions stands ready to support people into green jobs as the sector grows through work coach interventions and targeted provision. We have recently recruited an additional 13,500 Work Coaches into our Jobcentres. The support they provide with skills and retraining advice for individuals is informed by knowledge of local employment opportunities and growing sectors, including green job opportunities. Our local leaders also engage directly with local employers, who are encouraged to deliver information sessions directly to work coaches and customers.

The Department’s Find A Job service also offers on line access to jobs advertised both nationally and locally, which again includes green/renewable jobs.