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Shop safe, shop kind: we all have a responsibility to stop the spread of Covid and keep shops open – Economy Minister

With rates of Coronavirus transmission still high in Wales, Economy Minister Vaughan Gething has called on shoppers and retailers to play their part in keeping people safe by ensuring face coverings are worn while shopping indoors.

This is a legal requirement in Wales for those not exempt and is crucial in helping to prevent the spread of the virus.

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Work to develop new employment site in Bridgend complete

Work to develop a strategic employment site in Bridgend, providing a substantial stimulus to employment opportunities has been completed, following a multi-million pound investment by the Welsh Government, Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething, has confirmed.

New funding has been announced for the Welsh Valleys Engineering Project

New funding to inspire young people in ‘tech valleys’ to be scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians of the future

All primary and secondary school pupils in Blaenau Gwent and Merthyr Tydfil will soon be able to engage with an exciting range of local science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) employers as part of a new effort to inspire and encourage more young people into high-skilled STEM careers, the Welsh Government has announced.

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New £1 million fund to back local businesses in communities across Wales

A new fund is being launched by the Welsh Government to back local businesses offering the goods and services that support the wellbeing of everybody in Wales, Economy Minister Vaughan Gething has announced.

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Wales’ Entrepreneurs key to economic recovery – Vaughan Gething

More people in Wales are starting a new business venture and seizing the economic and lifestyle changes that have been driven by the Covid-19 pandemic, Economy Minister Vaughan Gething revealed today as Global Entrepreneurship week gets underway.

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Welsh Government’s Business Wales service helps create 25,000 jobs

The Welsh Government’s Business Wales Service, which provides impartial, independent support and advice to people starting, running and growing a business, has supported the creation of 25,000 jobs across Wales since 2016, Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething revealed today.

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“Grow in Wales, sell to the world” – Vaughan Gething

“Grow your business in Wales and sell to the world” - that was the message from Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething today as he visited Pontypool-based manufacturer and exporter Flamgard Calidair to encourage more Welsh companies to export their goods and services internationally.

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Welsh Government attracts Global smart tech energy team to Wales

Innovative smart energy technology provider Thermify is to establish a facility in South Wales, Economy Minister Vaughan Gething has announced.

The international company, headed by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Travis Theune, is due to move into Sony’s Pencoed site this month.

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Moving the Welsh Economy Forward: “A Team Wales recovery, built by all of us” - Economy Minister

The Welsh Government will pursue a progressive economic policy that focusses on better jobs, narrowing the skills divide and tackling poverty, Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething, will say today.

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Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething, on the latest Labour Market Statistics

Commenting on today’s Labour Market Statistics, Economy Minister Vaughan Gething said:

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Wales introduces Covid Pass for events and nightclubs

People in Wales must show a Covid Pass or demonstrate their Covid status to enter nightclubs and attend large events from today (7am Monday 11th October 2021).

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New jobs programme to create life changing opportunities for 16-18 year olds in Wales

A new flexible programme focused on helping young people aged 16-18 reach their full potential and take their first steps into the world of work is being launched by the Welsh Government.