Vital front line services protecting vulnerable adults and children could be slashed in Argyll by 20 per cent as the area’s council makes a desperate bid to balance the books.
Councillors heard last week that swingeing cuts to departmental spending was inevitable as Argyll and Bute council planned to implement draconian budgets for the next four to five years.
A worst case scenario has predicted job losses of between 500 – 1,000,as service budgets are slashed.
See the Oban Times,April 16 2015 for more on how these cuts are likely to affect the area. Also available online.
NHS Highland has targeted ‘dissatisfied’ GPs in the north of England as it seeks to plug a worrying gap in its front line healthcare service.
The health board is desperate to fill 24 vacancies across the region,offering ‘Golden Hellos’ to some potential recruits and commissioning a marketing company to launch its recruitment campaign south of the border.
Read the full story in The Oban Times,November 13 2014 –also available online at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital
Oban’s Corran Halls played host to an Opportunites for All Careers and Jobs Fair on March 6 2014,with businesses and organisations from Oban and Lorn setting up stalls to reach high school children looking at careers in the area and people thinking about a change of direction.
For the full story see The Oban Times,March 15 2014. Also available on line at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital
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