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How can we level up the labour market?

How can we level up the labour market?

Many people faced prolonged unemployment during the pandemic. Certain industries and communities were hit particularly hard and remain vulnerable to long term economic scarring. As the pandemic recovery begins, policymakers must address the barriers to those looking to return to the workforce – particularly for the most vulnerable. 

Boosting employment is also crucial for the levelling up agenda. Increased employment will provide the economic security so many need and boost national productivity and growth. For ‘levelling up’ to be truly successful we must invest in not only the regions, but also the people who live and work there. 

This panel event at Conservative Party Conference will consider how best to help people back into work. It will be a chance to consider the tools and programmes available to policymakers to help those communities that are most impacted by persistent unemployment, and fill vacancies more quickly. 

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October 3, 2022


Library of Birmingham, Room 101

This event is kindly supported by Maximus


  • Victoria Prentis MP, Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions
  • Andy Carter MP, Member of Parliament for Warrington South
  • Gareth Parry, Programme Director, Employability, Maximus
  • Adam Hawksbee, Deputy Director, Onward

Further speaker announcements to follow…