London's Haringey is home to 10,577 jobseekers. As there are only 450 jobs on offer, it means there are an average of 23.5 people chasing work for every job going.
It occurs to me that the directive “Get a job” is like the directive “Go get yourself laid”: they both require a consenting second party and are difficult to achieve on one’s own.
We are forever condemned for speaking out against the immigrants who come to this country to TAKE! This was brought home to me a few years ago when I had a leaflet through the door from the BNP. It showed an old lass sitting in a bare, cold kitchen with no creature comforts and hardly any fire. The leaflet revealed that her husband had served on the convoys in WW2 enduring appalling conditions at sea. Now he was dead his widow continued to suffer extreme povert. The large print on the leaflet read:
'I wish I could claim asylum.' The sight of this leaflet, more than anything I have read in magazines/newspapers or seen and heard on radio/TV brought home to me the sickening reality that the immigrants are far better treated than our own people. The leaflet also referred to the goods that were given to asylum-seekers including houses, clothes, electrical goods etc. Couples moving into a place have to buy everything including light bulbs etc. Immigrants get it all handed to them with cash as well. Something must change - we simply can no longer afford it.
as for the lsit of unemployment hotspots total garbage try liverpool. I have been trying for three years now no luck.AS FOR THE GOVERNEMENT FIGURE rubbish to i am at present on a 13 week course so i am not registed as umemployed but i still get job seekers allownce an there are 1000s more like me that dont appear on the unemployment figure so who do you believe
try getting a job in the ethics department of the tory party. LOL
If you can actually find it, they will only accept non paid interns whose family can demonstrate that they have collectively paid less than 3% tax since WW1.
you've got to laugh though, otherwise there'll be another civil war....
Jordan Graham (01900) er excuse me, the article it about job shortages in the UK that’s on planet Earth., not the UK on your planet.
I’m an electrician in the construction industry, if the was a skill shortage me and all the blokes I normally work with would be working. Since we are all struggling to find work, it is not a skill shortage it’s a job shortage.
Why write such rubbish, are you sick in the head.
When you watch programs on TV about illegal immigrants they often raid food production factories, it is strange how at least 95% of the workers on low wages in these places are foreign nationals. We used to have a system of supply and demand that also worked in the employment market, to much work, not enough workers and the pay went up. Now we have a never ending supply of workers, at the same time as we had this influx we fixed the minimum pay, which has becom the "standard pay". You have to remember that the people that have allowed this are more likely to own the factory and employ these people than have to compete in the job market with them. Cameron and in fact most politicians only care about themselves, mass unemployment has no effect on them at all. There are Billions sat in the bank accounts of the owners of companies, they could, without any effect on the way they live help us all, these chose not to because the lower we fall the more smug they feel. Time for us to revolt ?
@ jordon graham (01900) " immigrants doing jobs no British person would do" is total rollocks ,an old argument from the 60s, they ARE responible for a lot of unemployment, we have been sold down the river, the facts are there .
Time we told the E.U and all there crap laws to do one as well, because we have to let all these spongers in. Time those in power started looking after there own instead of giving hand outs left, right and centre.
Get rid of all the foreign unskilled labour and then there will be more jobs going everywhere.
Anne Worthington (scottie7) wrote – “There are loads of jobs in London ok many paying minimum wage”
“Unless these areas have the biggest number of learning disabled surely they can find their way to a station”
So, the job’s paying minimum wage, the train fare will eat half the weekly wage.
Anne you’re the one with learning disability. I find your arrogant comments unacceptable and pompous. You are totally out of touch from the real world the rest of us are now forced to live in.
Look at the USA, their financial infrastructure is close to collapse and as soon as the dollar is no longer recognized as the world reserve currency, we will be in the biggest depression since the 1930's
So. where is the worst place to find work? The entire UK
Its also fair to say that on average their are a lot more people applying for jobs than the numbers suggest. People I've spoken to who advertised jobs said they got over 400 applicants for one vacancy.
In the past the goverment has been able to build britian out of jobs crissis, unfortunatly most goverments of britain have privatised all that was great about britain.
Some of these areas are on or close to the London tube, which gives people the flexibility to work well outside the range of the local job centre. The Underground is grim in the summer but it’s often a job lifeline.
One poster said: “…there may be that many people on job seekers but not all of them will be actually trying to find a job…” This may or may not be true, but remember that all jobseekers are competing with people already in work who want to change jobs, and these will have a huge advantage, thus rendering work even more difficult to obtain if you are unemployed.
This list is rubbish totally unrealistic, Bradford west yorkshire is probley one of the worst places for unemployment. I have been here a few years and been looking every day, nothing! It as one of the highest rates of unemployment in the uk.
I am sure that there are other parts of the uk that are bad too. I wonder who dreamed up these listed on your page!
The toughest place to find work in the UK.
The whole of it.
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