Memorandum from London Employers' Coalition
I am pleased to enclose:
a list of member companies of the
London Employers' Coalition;
our first annual report;
our objectives and work programme
The Coalition is currently chaired by Chris
Banks, Managing Director of Coca-Cola Great Britain.
LONDON EMPLOYERS' COALITION
The members of the London Employers' Coalition
Coca-Cola Great Britain (Chair)
London Guildhall University
Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
LONDON EMPLOYERS' COALITION IN 2000
"To enhance the performance of New Deal
2000 IS TO
Engage employers to meet their needs
and thereby meet the needs of New Deal job-seekers also.
Improve the progression of ethnic
minorities into employment;
Improve the operation of the Gateway
to meet the needs of employers and New Deal participants;
Increase the progression of New Deal
participants from the Options into employment.
We will build on our partnerships with the Employment
Service regionally and locally to pursue three inter-linked programmes
of work. We will continue to focus our work on the New Deal for
Young People but will include also the New Deal for the over 25s
and Lone Parents.
Analysing Performance Targets and Understanding
Barriers to Improvement
Review performance data regularly.
Explore performance issues arisingroot
causes and barriers to progress.
We will focus on issues related to achieving
parity of outcomes for ethnic minorities, participation and progression
in the Gateway and progression from Options to employment.
Building Sector Specific Solutions
Build on emerging financial services sector
model (development of sector employer groups; identification of
sector specific intermediaries and the development of pre-and
post employment support in the Gateway and Options)
We will establish sector-specific Task Groups
to take forward this work. In addition to the financial services
sector we wish to work with the IT, entertainment, hospitality,
retail and public sector sectors.
Promoting Innovation and Success
Identify and disseminate good practice
Initiate the London Employers' Coalition
Awards Scheme for New Deal clients and employers.
Publicise and celebrate successes
Promote the Innovation Fund and encourage and
Work in partnership with the Employment
Service regionally and locally as well as with local partnerships.
Engage other employers through our
Forge links with intermediaries.
Draw on our experience, commercial
expertise and independence; and
Make representations to decision-makers.
We will continue to meet bi-monthly to consider
our progress and meet in small Task Groups to pursue individual
We wish to increase the membership of the Coalition
to include further New Deal employers as well as additional representatives
from our target sectors.
We are committed to improving the performance
of New Deal across London but will continue to focus our support
in: Hackney; Haringey; Hounslow; Newham; Southwark; Tower Hamlets;
London Employers' Coalition
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