|[26 OCT 1998] JAMES
PLASKITT PRESS RELEASSE
MP Welcomes Local 'New Dealer'
Leamington MP James Plaskitt meets New Deal participant, Steven Painter at
Sainsburys Leamington store on Monday morning.
Steven was unemployed for two years before being taken on as a New Deal trainee at
Sainsburys two months ago. Sainsburys hope to be able to offer Steven a
full-time post when his six months on the scheme comes to an end.
Mr Plaskitt said,
"Locally and nationally, the New Deal is helping to get people off benefit and
into work. Over 20,000 young people now have jobs thanks to the New Deal. An additional
60,000 are currently going through the gateway and securing a place in the next stages of
Mr Plaskitt said, "I am delighted that Sainsburys are giving such strong
support to the scheme. The New Deal is working, and so is Steven."