1,000 jobs hope as Government office could open in Wolverhampton

A Government office could be set up in Wolverhampton – creating up to 1,000 jobs – under proposals being considered by ministers, it has been revealed.

The proposals, if backed, would see the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), set up a local office in Wolverhampton.

It is hoped the move, discussed with Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP, would help the city recover from the impact of coronavirus

Mr Anderson, the MP for Wolverhampton South West, said: “I was elected on a manifesto to level up opportunities and unleash potential.

“Too many areas in Wolverhampton have been left behind for decades, and I have been working hard to attract more investment for our great city.

I am delighted that the Government is looking at setting up a base for one of its most influential departments in our great city.

“This is a step in the right direction and, if approved, it could see up to a thousand jobs created for local people and it would be a massive boost to the area as we look to recover from coronavirus.

“I will continue to engage with Government ministers on these plans.”

Article source: by Thomas Parkes Wolverhampton Published: Nov 16, 2020