Jobseekers in Lincolnshire being offered half price bus tickets
Job hunters are being offered half-price bus tickets.
Stagecoach says it is providing the discount to help people find work.
Holders of a Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card will qualify for half-price single and return tickets on Stagecoach's 6,500 buses.
The scheme will run for six months with a view to potentially becoming a permanent discount.
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Sir Brian Souter, Stagecoach Group chief executive, said: "Youth unemployment is one of the biggest issues facing our country and we know the bus is Britain's most important mode of public transport.
"Stagecoach already offers the lowest bus fares of any major operator in the country, making public transport affordable for those on low incomes. We hope this initiative can help kick-start the careers for those who are struggling to get that first job or training place."
Bus travel is the most popular mode of transport used by commuters, with 5.2 billion journeys in the UK each year.
More than 800,000 people who are out of work and claiming benefits qualify for a Jobcentreplus Travel Discount Card. The cards are available through JobCentre Plus.
People claiming Jobseekers' Allowance, Incapacity Benefit, Employment and Support Allowance, Income Support or working with a Jobcentre Plus adviser to find a job are eligible. For information go to www.stagecoachbus.com/bkonboard.aspx .