A SCHEME to help people find work following redundancy is helping more people into jobs, according to Scottish Government figures.

Almost three quarters (74%) of people helped by its Partnership Action for Continuing Employment initiative in 2012 secured jobs after being made redundant.

This compares to 51% of people surveyed in 2010.

The scheme provides guidance and support to help reduce the time people are out of work.

Finance Secretary John Swinney said: "Over the past year employment in Scotland has increased by 90,000 so it is clear the relentless focus on boosting jobs and the economy is delivering progress."