Council bosses have urged more businesses across the district to help create 100 apprenticeship opportunities in 100 days as part of a new scheme.
Wakefield Council’s 100 in 100 Challenge has already seen 56 firms sign up since it launched in March.
Businesses taking up the challenge could be eligible for grants and incentives.
Council leader Peter Box said: “Through the work of the Wakefield Apprenticeship Hub and a number of key partners we hope to create even more apprenticeship opportunities in the district.
“We know that every £1 invested in apprenticeships generates £18 back to the economy.
“Investing in apprenticeships both supports our local economy and tackles youth unemployment in the district.”
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