The government’s planned enterprise zones will play a key role in helping to boost employment levels, according to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).

Last week, chancellor George Osborne announced plans for 21 new enterprise zones, which will be built to stimulate local economies.

Jes Ladva, the REC’s London regional director, welcomed the plans, adding they will help ensure that people get a chance to experience the world of work.

“Temporary jobs will be key in the development of the zone and this kind of work is a powerful means for unemployment and job seeking candidates to gain an insight into the world of work or a new industry,” he added.

Nottingham’s Boots campus, Liverpool Waters, Manchester Airport and London’s Royal Docks have already been named as locations for the business areas.

Keith Gallagher, the REC’s northwest regional director, described plans for the zones as “great news”, especially as the northwest has seen “a marked decrease in new business startups in recent years”.