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28170097155_566a62d1e5_b.jpg?profile=RESIZE_400xThe government is urging firms to sign up for a scheme to create work placements for young people who are at risk of becoming long-term unemployed, just as many companies are shrinking their workforces.

It comes as the Federation of Small Businesses lobby group warned that more government action was needed to prevent a "lost generation" of young people.

The Kickstart scheme will offer "a future of opportunity and hope", according to the Treasury, by offering government-subsidised roles to thousands of under-24-year-olds.

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