DISABLED workers who were made unemployed when the Government shut their factories are finding new jobs at the rate of three every day, The Sun can reveal. Official figures show increasing numbers are getting back into work after taking part in an £8million training programme. More than 1,000 vulnerable workers lost their jobs when 36 Government-subsidised Remploy centres shut last year.
On March 8, 239 of them had found new jobs.
By March 29, that figure rose to 288 — an increase of around three every working day.
Around 300 more are still in training with a view to finding fresh employment.
Esther McVey, the Minister for Disabled People, said: “I know this is a difficult time for ex-Remploy workers — so I am pleased to see the support we are offering is making a real difference.
“Disabled people should have exactly the same choices as everyone else in the world of work — from hairdressing to engineering and everything in between — and the support package is helping to make this happen.”
The Sun By KEVIN SCHOFIELD