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WELCOME Microsoft Britain Works NGO Event Monday 7th December 1 Britain Works NGO Programme Matt Lambert Director of Corporate Affairs and Citizenship

Microsoft Ltd 7Th December 2009 UK unemployment The number of unemployed people is now 2.46 million, up 30,000 The number of people unemployed for more than 12 months increased by 71,000 over the quarter to reach 618,000, the highest figure since Nov 97

The unemployment rate for 18-24 year olds increased by 0.7% on the quarter to reach 18.0%, the highest figure since records began in 1992. Digital skills Knowledge economy equal to traditional economy 77% of all jobs require some digital skills 10m people digitally excluded

p. 4 Microsoft Employment Initiatives Industry Alliance for Jobs 100,000 x Basic Digital Literacy Black Country Project 28,000 x Basic Digital Literacy Partner

Apprenticeship Pilot Help 500,000 people into work (over 3 years) Support employment focussed charities 100,000 pa Enhance basic

employability skills 50,000 pa Create pathways into IT industry 10,000 pa Foster technology innovation

7,000 pa Economic Evidence through 2009 IDC Survey & Work Foundation Support Employment Focussed NGOs Cash Software

Volunteers Thank you and enjoy the Britain Works NGO day! p. 8

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