Norfolk Labour’s 2017 manifesto pledges:
• A Labour Council will pay a genuine living wage and require our contractors to do the same
• Promoting apprenticeships throughout Norfolk
• Attracting investment and creating new jobs
It is important to generate new high skills, high tech, high value jobs in Norfolk. We have huge potential to create wealth and fulfill our potential as an economic powerhouse post Brexit. The Tory Government response to that potential has been inadequate and Labour in Norfolk will continue to beat the drum for our county.
There are many residents for whom these types of jobs are unattainable. Lower skilled and less well-paid jobs are no less important to employers or people who rely on the income from them. Labour will build on our track record of supporting and promoting apprenticeships and vocational training. We will ensure that there are jobs available for those who complete apprenticeships and a range of other employment for those who don’t.