The current government has promised that it will create at least 100,000 skilled jobs, including
, in Scotland in five years, as it intensifies its efforts to switch to a high-tech economy.
Scottish leader Iain Gray made the commitment as the first full day of campaigning got under way for the UK's general election.
"Labour will bring at least 100,000 skilled jobs to Scotland by building a high-tech economy," said Mr Gray. "Scotland has a series of industries, like the premium food and drink sector, that we need to support to build our economic future.
"We also have world-leading potential in green jobs, computer games, biotechnology and a host of other industries." All parties are continuing to focus on their plans for economic recovery.
The announcement comes just days after the Prime Minister said he would invest £30 million into the digital economy by placing IT at heart of future governance.
Gordon Brown said, "I want Britain to be the world leader in the digital economy which will create over a quarter of a million skilled IT jobs by 2020."
Voters go to the polls on 6 May.
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