Wednesday, 15 February 2012
Dukinfield IT expert turned down for 1,500 jobs
A computer expert says he fears he is on the scrapheap at 21 – after being turned down for more than 1,500 jobs.
Daniel Smith sailed through a college IT course and started looking for work – applying for an average of two jobs a day. After hitting a brick wall, he quickly widened his search to other jobs – but the rejections continued to pour in.
More than two years later, Daniel has been knocked back for posts in everything from cleaning and catering to shop work. He said: "I feel that I’m stuck in a hole with nowhere to go but deeper in the hole."
The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in Greater Manchester hit 82,000 in December, up by 10,900, or 15.3 per cent, over the past year. The jobless total included 26,000 out-of-work young people, aged 16 to 24 – up 4,800 in a year.
Nationally, the number of unemployed 16 to 24-year-olds hit 1.04m in December, the highest since records began in 1992.
The full article can be read on the website of the Manchester Evening News
I know a young man in a very similar position to Daniel Smith. Young, highly qualified and unable to get any meaningful paid employment. This country is in a total mess and why oh why are we still allowing record numbers of immigrants to permanently settle in the UK?
At one time we were told we needed immigrants to “do the jobs we were too lazy to do” but now it seems there are far too few jobs to go around so the immigrant arrivals will either be competing in the already oversubscribed jobs market or if they are unable to find a job they will be claiming benefits. Which ever way you look at it, it’s bad for Britain but sadly the issue will not be tackled because people are petrified of being branded racist, despite immigration not being exclusive to any particular race. Total madness! Tameside Citizen