- Posted by: David Rees MS
- Category: News
Member of the Senedd for Aberavon is encouraging local businesses to take advantage of the support available to them, as the Welsh Labour Government launches its new campaign to promote the important support available to help them deal with the continued pressures of Coronavirus and plan for a brighter future.
The ‘We’re in Your Corner’ campaign will encourage firms the length and breadth of Wales to take advantage of the skills and employment advice and guidance that is on offer through the Skills Gateway for Business online portal.
A range of support and advice is available, including developing the capabilities of staff and recruitment and training programmes. This will help businesses move forward through the coronavirus pandemic and thrive in the future.
Welsh Labour’s Economy Minister, Ken Skates said the ‘We’re in Your Corner’ campaign is crucial in supporting the Welsh Government’s Economic Resilience and Reconstruction Mission which was launched earlier this week. It aims to reconstruct the Welsh economy so that it is more prosperous, fair and green than ever before.
The Welsh Government’s Covid Commitment, which has been supported by a £40m funding boost during this financial year, is a key part of the support offer to help anyone wanting to get into work, looking to retrain, or start their own business.
Welcoming the ‘We’re in Your Corner’ campaign, Member of the Senedd for Aberavon, David Rees MS, said:
“The last year has placed incredible pressure on constituents and businesses in Aberavon. We’re very lucky in Wales that we’ve got a Welsh Labour Government that has responded at pace to protect thousands of businesses and jobs, with a package of financial support worth more than £2bn – the most generous offer of support anywhere in the United Kingdom.
“I’m firmly in the corner of businesses, and this campaign will be crucial in ensuring businesses across Aberavon are aware of the support that is available to help meet the challenges and opportunities that today and tomorrow present.”
“I’m glad that our Welsh Labour Government will continue to do all it can to back businesses and people as we all continue to navigate these difficult and uncertain times.”
Businesses can find out more about the programmes on offer by calling Skills Gateway for Business on 0300 060 3000 or by visiting https://businesswales.gov.wales/skillsgateway/.