A NEW council employment initiative in Burnley has seen 10 people secure jobs in its first weeks of operation.

Local Jobs for Local People has focused on providing opportunities for people living in the south west of the town.

Working with Job Centre Plus, Remploy and Vedas, along with major local employers, employment development workers have staged promotional events across the district.

Firms which have taken part include BCW Engineering, Veka, The Express Holiday Inn, Futaba Tenneco, Cakeboards and The Original Factory.