Finance Minister Jane Hutt visits project in Neath that helps people get back into work
A NEATH Port Talbot-based project that has helped over 3,600 people find work has been visited by Finance Minister Jane Hutt.
South West Workways, which is led by Neath Port Talbot Council in partnership with Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Swansea Councils, has received £12.6 million in EU funding.
Mrs Hutt met three individuals who have secured permanent positions through the project after undertaking a temporary job opportunity at environmental waste management specialists, Derwen Group, in Neath Abbey.
One of the individuals who gained a job through the project is Tony Darvell from Neath.
"Workways made a big difference," he said.
"They helped me to learn new skills and to find this job.
"It's a relief to no longer have to worry about paying the household bills."
Mrs Hutt was joined on the visit by Neath Port Talbot Council deputy leader Peter Rees and Aberavon AM David Rees.