Tuesday, 12 March 2013
Tameside is the hardest place in the north west to land a job
Union leaders say the figures reflect a national jobs ‘crisis’ – and have urged chancellor George Osborne to take action in this month’s budget.
The figures, compiled by Unison, compare the number of registered jobseekers with roles advertised in their local jobcentres.
Across Greater Manchester there are an average of 4.7 people on unemployment benefit for every job – ranging from 1.7 in Trafford to 9.9 in Tameside. Read the full article on the website of the Manchester Evening News by clicking here.
Maybe if publicity seeking Labour councillors spent less time litter picking and more time trying to attract inward investment these appalling figures might not be so bad. Looking at that bar graph brings home the stark reality of the situation for the unemployed of this borough.
On a national level an immediate halt to immigration is needed along with the expulsion of the vast numbers of economic migrants who are here illegally. That might sound harsh but we've been sold a lie, we've all been taken for mugs. We were told we need immigrants to fill vacant jobs, but obviously there are no vacant jobs so why are we still accepting hundreds of thousands of immigrants a year? If there are no jobs, surely the the new arrivals will have to claim benefits, how is this helping our economy during these times of severe austerity and ecomomic hardship? The time has come to put our own people first but we cannot rely on the likes the publicity hungry Labour litter pickers nor the Bullingdon Boys in No10 to put our people first. God only knows how sanity will ever return to political sphere in this betrayed and tortured land. Tameside Citizen