New figures show that his Kickstart Scheme has helped youngsters aged 16-24 gain new opportunities, since the scheme was launched.
Praising the statistics, Finlay Carson MSP says it is further evidence that Rishi Sunak and the UK Government are prepared to step up at every turn to support jobs and economic recovery in Dumfries and West Dumfries..
Overall, the Kickstart Scheme has made 520 jobs available in the local constituency.
Mr Carson recognises young people have been hit particularly hard by the pandemic but insists schemes like Kickstart are the right way to help them back into employment.
He said: “Rishi Sunak’s Kickstart Scheme has already helped young people across Galloway and West Dumfries back into work.
“It shows that the UK Chancellor is once again prepared to support and accelerate our recovery in Dumfries and Galloway.
“Young people have found the pandemic especially hard, and must be supported as quickly as possible back into employment.
“The Kickstart Scheme from the UK Government is already helping to do that, with many more jobs made available in Dumfries and Galloway.
“It is crucial both of Scotland’s governments fully focus on our recovery to ensure our communities can rebuild after the pandemic.”