Microsoft is due to create 4,000 positions across the UK as part of a new government initiative.
It will be one of the 19 organisations partaking in a new government scheme to breath life into the private electronics sector.
Details are scant as to which area of Microsoft's business will receive the boost An apprenticeships programme will be offered, helping train unemployed youth across the UK.
Rosey-faced Conservative leader David Cameron explained of the offering:
“We can only get our economy back on track by creating a climate in which the private sector can grow and develop, creating jobs and opportunities for people across the country."
Former leading party Labour's proposed Future Jobs Fund, allowing £1 billion to used on providing temporary jobs for 18-24 year-olds in unemployment for six months, was scrapped by the coalition government last year.
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Source: Develop Online