Great Yarmouth: £600,000 For Jobs In The Town

11 February 2013, 07:22 | Updated: 11 February 2013, 07:36

£600,000 of government money is being spent in Great Yarmouth to support people back into work.

It's one of 20 seaside towns to be getting money to create jobs, pay for training and support new businesses.

The money has come from the government and is being given to Great Yarmouth Borough Council.

It's to be used to provide business and social enterprise support, skills and training to help create 200 businesses and 300 new jobs in an area of high unemployment.

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles said:

"It’s a missed opportunity if we don’t tap into the huge potential our coastal towns have to welcome new industries and to diversify their economies so they can become year-round success stories.

“We’ve seen enormous enthusiasm for this Government fund and had to make some difficult choices but the projects we’ve chosen will create thousands of jobs and help many start-up businesses.

“This money will help these towns tap into new business opportunities that will create jobs and boost skills that will benefit the whole community.”