Ort Official to Provide Job Retraining for Britain’s Jobless
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Ort Official to Provide Job Retraining for Britain’s Jobless

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The job of providing industrial retraining for many of Britain’s three million unemployed has been given to David Young, chairman of the administrative committee of World ORT, the Jewish organization which operates vocational schools in many parts of the world.

Young, 49, will become head of the government’s Manpower Services Commission in succession to Sir Richard O’Brien who is being replaced in April because he does not see eye to eye with the government.

In defending Young’s appointment, which has sparked off a political now, Norman Tebbitt, Employment Secretary, referred to his involvement with ORT.

Young has aroused the hostility of the opposition Labor Party because of his rightwing political associations. He is a director of the Center for Policy Studies, set up several years ago by Sir Keith Joseph, Education Secretary.

Young, a lawyer, has been an assistant of Sir Isaac Wolfson, head of Great Universal Stores, and chairman of a real estate company. His brother, Stuart, who is deeply involved in fund-raising for Israel, was recently appointed a governor of the British Broadcasting Corporation.

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