Remploy, the UK's leading provider of employment services to people with complex barriers to employment, found 34% more jobs for people with disabilities and health conditions in Derbyshire last year.
This dramatic record increase on the previous 12 months was achieved when the economy was
Jackie Moody-McNamara, Remploy's Regional Director for the East Midlands, said: "These
remarkable figures have been achieved in a very difficult economic climate and a contracting
labour market. They are a testament to our expertise in supporting those furthest from the labour
market into sustainable jobs."
More than 75% of the people supported into a job by Remploy have been out of work for more
than a year and nationally the company found 10,500 jobs in the last 12 months - an increase of
31% on the previous year.
Derby's Gower Street Branch Manager, Sandeep Sharma, said: "Our strong relationships with
employer partners such as McDonalds, Sainsbury's and ASDA are crucial to our continuing
success in Derbyshire and we work closely with them to make sure we find the right person for
the right job.
"Behind these impressive figures lies an even more important story - our ability to help people to
transform their lives through the social and financial benefits which a job brings.
"We are here in Derbyshire to offer our range of expert services to those with disabilities or
complex barriers to work. These barriers can take many forms so we encourage people to drop
into our local branch/office to see if we can help them or a family member get back to work."