MAJOR employers in Glasgow are taking part in a jobs fair targeting young people in the city's South Side.
Supermarket giant ASDA and Glasgow Housing Association are among those already signed up for the event to help 18 to 24-year-olds get back work.
James Dornan, SNP MSP for Cathcart, has organised the event to be staged in October, to get help and advice dir-ect from firms, training organisations and job advertisers to those struggling to find a job.
The Evening Times sister company S1Jobs and the Prince's Youth Business Trust will take part to offer a range of possibilities and routes out of unemployment.
The announcement comes as the latest unemployment figures showed a drop in the number out of work, but still a high level of unemployment among 18 to 24-year-olds.
Mr Dornan said: "Jobs and the economy are by far the biggest issues that constituents to raise with me.
"The welcome figures this week show that the unemployment rate in Scotland continues to fall, however there is clearly a lot still to be done and I'm determined to do my part to help.
"There is a particular concern over the long-term impact of youth unemployment, we can all remember Thatcher's lost generation, and I'm determined to do all I can to improve the employment prospects of the young people and to ensure they don't suffer as previous generations did.
"This is why I organised the jobs fair for the young people of my constituency."
Angela Constance, Youth Employment Minister, will attend the Langside College event.
Mr Dornan said he was encouraged by the recent exam results in Glasgow schools where pupils achieved the highest number of passes ever for the city.
He added: "The response that I had from businesses and agencies was tremendous and showed that they are looking to take on the most talented of Scotland's young people, and with phenomenal exam results, that talent pool is growing."
The event will be held at the college on Friday, October 5 between 10am and 2pm.