Jobless crisis shows signs of easing but under-25s hit hard
23/03/2021 | news | business | 1,048
The number of workers on UK company payrolls climbed by 200,000 in the three months to February.
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23/03/2021 10:16:38 193 70
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There's a labour shortage in the agricultural sector.

There's no excuse for Brits not taking these jobs now.
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23/03/2021 10:21:19 128 10
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I use job boards every single day, and I've never seen any hands-on farm labour work advertised.
Make those job applications, and they'll be inundated with responses. I have an interview soon, and I checked back in on the job listing-- 270 applicants. Pretty niche job, too. Gulp*
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23/03/2021 10:21:43 39 6
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No excuse for farmers not paying better wages and providing decent living conditions,
Time to outlaw gang masters too.
But dont hold your breath, the clamour for cheap, docile labour will start soon.
Same as lwst year, we're in strick lockdown and they're flying in East Europeans..
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23/03/2021 10:21:58 32 3
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Apart from wages only seasonal workers from abroad could live on.
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xlr
23/03/2021 10:24:21 32 29
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Leave voters are more than welcome to take them, as they apparently wanted them.
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23/03/2021 10:28:06 30 5
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Apart from that most labour is required around harvest time, which isn't now, as its seasonal. That it would require relocation, with the costs involved, and that the work is typically low paying which makes the costs difficult to bear.

So apart from paying significant costs to relocate for low paying work, that won't be there for months, yeah no excuse.
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23/03/2021 10:29:51 27 9
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Yes strawcat, but would you go picking fruit? Dont lecture about other people doing jobs that you wouldn't do.
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23/03/2021 10:35:09 28 8
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?? one minute the young are lazy the next they'll be judged for needing government help to top up their wages because they can't afford to live and people like you will be shouting "just get a better paying job then" people like you are the reason the young have no respect for their elders. What is there to respect?
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23/03/2021 10:45:52 10 10
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For once I agree with you. It is a healthy lifestyle, physical and outdoors with a great camaraderie often developing in the teams. It used to be like that, and I have seen it in east European work teams. The young British need to learn that it isn't so bad after all! I work in agriculture, it is hard graft, but I love it.
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23/03/2021 10:57:11 9 8
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The Brits are fundamentally lazy and self important.

Why won’t the Brits take agricultural work? Long hours and poor pay.
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23/03/2021 11:05:58 6 11
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You do it for your dole money then
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23/03/2021 11:08:06 8 2
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I spent my teenage years working on farms, the hardest work I have ever done. And the rest of the workforce were also local hands. Shame the only people who can afford to live in the countryside now need to be rich enough to own a farm.
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23/03/2021 11:15:45 3 2
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Lets hope farms pay equal ..they were paying Romanians on Romanians rates not British ones to work on farms
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23/03/2021 11:25:18 5 11
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The welfare state in this country makes it far too easy to sit at home and complain.
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23/03/2021 11:30:01 6 2
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Bull. My son applied for loads of agricultural jobs in Kent and didn't get a single reply.
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23/03/2021 11:37:17 2 2
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Accept where they live and many more factors. Your post is pathetically simplistic I’m afraid.
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23/03/2021 11:42:11 5 1
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I grew up in a rural area.

Students, sixth formers, did agricultural jobs back then, food processing, picking potatoes.

I did seed packing, waitressing, shop work, bar work.

We just did what work was available.
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23/03/2021 11:46:49 7 2
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Farmers don't want to pay fair wages so they hire foreign workers, they don't want Brits working there either because then they'd have to fork out a few more bob
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23/03/2021 11:55:51 1 4
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So what happens when you find one of these poverty wage jobs, live in a tent ??????????????????????????
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23/03/2021 12:10:45 2 6
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Actually there is.

Most Brits have for a long time not wanted to work in the fields.

Most of the people who voted for Brexit, therefore causing this labour shortage, are themselves probably too old to work the fields.

Govt are supposed to have a scheme to bring in labour from overseas. Clearly not working. Like most other govt schemes.
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23/03/2021 12:23:07 4 4
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Made up 'facts'. There is no shortage in that sector becaus the capitilasts (formerly farmers) running those business's have the over seas workers they want (living in dorms/transported in vans - I see them every day, I live in the sticks), they don't want UK workers and their salary/conditions expectations.

You sir, are telling porkies (or just think you are informed...you're not).
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23/03/2021 12:52:24 0 3
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Here is the rub. These jobs are often miles and miles away from urban areas. Public transport is non existent so you need to be able to drive. The work is seasonal and zero hour. So whilst there might be a lot of strawberry picking in a small village set of megagreenhouses 10 miles from Southport, you cant actually get there.
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23/03/2021 16:33:28 1 0
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If I were a farmer a Brit with no or little experience or an productive proven person from abroad, simple choice. The people who travel and do the seasons around Europe get the job on merit, Bulgarians have been doing this since roman times even during the cold war they were in West Germany Italy Spain and still are today.
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23/03/2021 19:03:21 2 0
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Indeed and truck drivers in big denad and lots of other things people can do and start working for themselves with almost zero cash input...eg cleaning..gardening etc etc.
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24/03/2021 07:42:15 0 0
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Vote Brexit did you and now can’t figure out what the problem is?
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23/03/2021 10:17:49 12 6
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Vaccination roll out going well, lets hope we can open up more soon and get more people back to work
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23/03/2021 10:29:18 9 21
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Untill the new variation of the virus arrives ...
Back to square one
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23/03/2021 10:18:41 58 14
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Lost job in August. Got hired within 2 weeks. Lost the next job in November, after company restructured, and then was surplus and still hadn't completed probation.
Jobless since, and a very bleak email inbox. There must be some really quality people out of work right now who are being hired... Leaving us mediocre 20-somethings to rot on Universal Credit for a while, unfortunately.
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23/03/2021 10:25:22 61 3
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Easy for me to say, but do not give up hope. Try to learn new skill sets, keep that mind active. Opportunities are there, obviously more so in some fields than others.
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23/03/2021 10:27:12 11 3
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That is really sad to hear, hope you find something soon.
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xlr
23/03/2021 10:30:38 9 9
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Do you know that probationary period has no basis in UK employment law?

And I do understand that challenging a dismissal in probation isn't something one can do when on UC. That's why Cameron removing the right of tribunal was so damaging to the younger gens.
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23/03/2021 11:10:10 18 1
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I’ve just taken a young man on, 80 people applied.

I took him on because he offered to work for free for a full week to show what he could do. He was one of the least qualified applicants but because of his attitude, I was willing to give him a go, turned out to be a great move for both of us.

I did of course pay him for the week he gave his services for free as I would if it hadn’t worked out !
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23/03/2021 11:18:39 2 5
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apply job abroad
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23/03/2021 12:26:52 3 1
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Good luck. I hope you find something soon!
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23/03/2021 12:36:11 4 1
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Feel for you, hope something comes along but we need a plan for the UK. After a shock to the sytem like Covid how an earth can things just restart is beyond me to read some of this piece. The plan has to focus on the young for sure as I was an 80s teenager, they were bleak times for sure but found work in 1983, many did not. Good Luck & try to keep going, add new skills if possible too.
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23/03/2021 12:50:38 3 0
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Self-employment may be an option. Often a question of building a few contacts in the sector, perhaps through a good training course. Easier in some sectors than others.
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23/03/2021 13:46:01 0 0
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Bad luck mate.
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23/03/2021 19:15:21 1 0
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Look at starting a little business yourself ? there are lots of things your local people with money/salaries will pay for. Question is are you prepared to go and do it. You might even end up with a serious business. Dont give up. Do something for yourself and make it happen..you have to be presentable and sensible to have got these starts. Take your positives use them & take control for yourself.
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23/03/2021 10:16:38 193 70
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There's a labour shortage in the agricultural sector.

There's no excuse for Brits not taking these jobs now.
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23/03/2021 10:21:19 128 10
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I use job boards every single day, and I've never seen any hands-on farm labour work advertised.
Make those job applications, and they'll be inundated with responses. I have an interview soon, and I checked back in on the job listing-- 270 applicants. Pretty niche job, too. Gulp*
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23/03/2021 11:13:32 7 2
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Good luck! Hope al goes well.
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BD
23/03/2021 15:12:09 0 1
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Good luck.
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23/03/2021 10:16:38 193 70
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There's a labour shortage in the agricultural sector.

There's no excuse for Brits not taking these jobs now.
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23/03/2021 10:21:43 39 6
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No excuse for farmers not paying better wages and providing decent living conditions,
Time to outlaw gang masters too.
But dont hold your breath, the clamour for cheap, docile labour will start soon.
Same as lwst year, we're in strick lockdown and they're flying in East Europeans..
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23/03/2021 10:47:33 11 4
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Would you like to pay twice as much for your food? No, thought not. Actually food should be more expensive to reflect its true value, and accommodation cheaper to also reflect its true value. .
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23/03/2021 13:05:09 2 0
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This goes against what I've seen recently. A couple of weeks ago BBC News interviewed a farmer about his daffodil crop for mothers day which was left in the field to rot because he couldn't get anyone to pick them. He stated that it was possible to earn £1000 / week as a picker.

He also mentioned that the British workers only lasted 2 days before shying of with backache. Have to agree with OP.
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23/03/2021 10:21:53 139 38
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Anyone sitting on their hands can get work in construction as a labourer - absolutely tonnes of work if you're willing to get dirty and tired....
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23/03/2021 10:27:58 53 79
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Hahaha, if only your hackneyed cliche was true.
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23/03/2021 10:28:15 27 14
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That is the problem. Many now dont. They want to be pop stars or Youtubers and make lots of money doing nothing
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xlr
23/03/2021 10:35:21 6 11
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Maybe that was true 15 years ago.
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23/03/2021 10:59:55 5 7
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A that cash payments whilst on furlough and u see reporting earnings . The white van man is loving it.
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23/03/2021 11:03:13 22 7
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I walked into a “site” office and gave them my pitch, totally bypassing any application processes, showed them my trade papers, quick check on the inter web, started on the Monday. It’s called belief ( or gumption if you want to be old fashioned ).
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23/03/2021 11:10:04 15 7
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That's anyone of either sex, any age and level of fitness, is it?
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23/03/2021 11:17:21 4 2
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Your spot on - there's months waiting for anything needing basic practical skills to be done. My money's in the bank just waiting to be spent.
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23/03/2021 11:09:43 2 5
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Not true
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23/03/2021 11:16:56 2 6
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don't east euros do those jobs
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23/03/2021 11:51:55 4 1
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Completely agree. We are a large groundworks firm and cannot get labour in Kent.
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23/03/2021 12:24:38 0 1
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Can I sell you a second hand boat? One previous owner, only a few holes.
24/03/2021 08:37:00 0 0
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"Labouring"? "Labouring"?
What the * is "labouring"?
Is that something you get down the "labour exchange"?
As out of date as your quaint attitudes
Most trades jobs require skills or have been taken over by machines
Them days of an unskilled bloke turning up with a shovel at a building site are long gone, and no the council isn't recruiting and fills potholes with ....... a machine
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23/03/2021 10:16:38 193 70
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There's a labour shortage in the agricultural sector.

There's no excuse for Brits not taking these jobs now.
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23/03/2021 10:21:58 32 3
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Apart from wages only seasonal workers from abroad could live on.
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23/03/2021 10:26:08 11 36
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The government's living wage you mean? Doesn't it pay for your plasma TV and latest smartphone?
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23/03/2021 11:20:13 8 2
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True, and those overseas workers can then go back to their home countries where living costs are relatively so much lower than the UK. So wages they get for agricultural seasonal work in the UK means they can afford a decent home. Not in the UK.
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23/03/2021 10:22:55 13 13
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Once furlough ends and financial support is inevitably pulled by the Tories due to irrational concerns re Gov debt levels, this is going to get significantly worse.

Lockdown was clearly a necessary step, and the failure of locking down earlier (as other countries did successfully) and having to lock down for longer will have an enormous impact on the economy.
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23/03/2021 10:26:37 11 5
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Irrational? I'm not an economist, but I'd say spiralling national debt is an irrational concern.
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23/03/2021 10:38:07 4 5
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My biggest rational concern isn't the debt, but the manner by which the Tories have chosen to claw it back.

Apart from the backstabbing of the pandemic heroes - pay cut for NHS, research budgets slashed for science - the lowering of the income tax personal allowances will disproportionately hit the young.

Should have just raised income tax, but the young don't tend to vote Tory, so...
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23/03/2021 10:23:32 367 73
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I feel sorry for the under-25s

I don't care about leave vs remain, left vs right, young vs old etc - these young people are the future of a country, and a country IS it's people. They're being heaped with national debt, having freedoms reduced, struggling to find jobs, can't afford mortgages etc - then they're told they're lucky for not fighting in a world war by others who never fought one.
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23/03/2021 10:28:52 133 54
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And most often have to work zero hour and minimum wage jobs to get by.

The absolute minimum we could do for those is spare them lectures about "financial responsibility", "saving" and "careful investment". When one is living on ZHC, putting a tenner in the kitchen drawer to cover some cheap Mac&Cheese for those weeks with no hours is about as far as those concepts go.
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Ray
23/03/2021 10:29:05 18 63
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There there
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23/03/2021 10:31:21 49 10
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Hear hear. The media stereotyping of different generations is also extremely unhelpful in this sphere. We have exceptional people and people in hardship at all ages, but the young are (on average) currently in the most precarious situation socially/financially etc. That's just a fact.
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23/03/2021 10:37:51 59 26
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Reminds me of the late Jeremy Hardy's joke about baby boomers: the generation that didn't fight in the war but behaves as though it did.
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23/03/2021 10:42:31 46 31
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The younger generation need to realise that most degrees entitle you to absolutely diddly squat. It is aptitude and attitude that count. Be reliable, presentable and have a can do attitude.
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23/03/2021 11:04:06 13 23
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I don't.

They've largely treated the last year as a gap year.
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23/03/2021 11:16:19 10 3
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I know many under 25's who got a worthwhile degree and now have well paid jobs and a mortgage. I also know other 25 year olds who did pointless degrees, have never worked and moan about how unfair the world is.
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23/03/2021 11:14:39 4 8
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young immigrants are future of Britain
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Ron
23/03/2021 11:22:39 9 3
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The UK has the lowest unemployment rate amongst under 25s of any European country.
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23/03/2021 11:26:12 8 7
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I feel sorry for the 126,000 people who died - gasping for breath for two weeks or more.
The millions of people with health conditions who have not been able to come outside their homes for over a year.
The people who have lived/loved with their spouse for decades - often their on,y support and social contact - only to lose them.

Very few of these being under 25.
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23/03/2021 11:38:55 4 7
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actually the ones being heaped with national debt will be the the 35-60 year olds since they are the ones who pay most tax particularly the ones who work the hardest rather than attend the Bristol riots
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23/03/2021 11:37:30 1 3
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i agree with every single word , so is this the rest of the world
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23/03/2021 11:44:21 7 8
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they can sort themselves out. Oceans of time on their side. Older people dont have that luxury
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23/03/2021 11:46:14 2 7
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Exactly this. But according to the government and their right wing sycophants a country is its statues and flags without knowing what those things represent. That they've hijacked the narrative on this issue is pure nationalism.
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Ed
23/03/2021 11:48:05 8 1
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I read an interesting statistic today. The average 33 year old has been eligible for 5 major elections/ referendums. Based on the average vote for that generation, every option/ candidate they supported has lost.

The average 66 year old has taken part in 12 elections/ referendums and, based on the average vote of that generation, every option/candidate they supported won.
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23/03/2021 12:03:04 7 5
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There are still millions of jobs in the UK that need filling, the only problem is that our youth don't have the knowledge of the willingness to do them. Going to college or university for a few years and then taking a gap year to party even more will not give them the skills needed.
Do yourself a favour and get an apprenticeship or a proper job with day release options.
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bob
23/03/2021 12:03:47 4 1
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This is a difficult one because it depends on your benchmark. Compared to most of the world we are rich as a country, with free health care, free education, a pension and other government money known as ‘benefits’. On the other hand we have failed our young people by allowing our economy to become too dependent on low value ‘services’ and by unlimited immigration which has driven down real wages.
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NJD
23/03/2021 12:07:56 1 3
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Well said
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23/03/2021 12:12:37 3 3
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And being saddled with the climate crisis. That will make COVID and the national debt seem like nothing, unless Boris and other world leaders stops the 'profit before everything' CEO and shareholder mentality
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Leo
23/03/2021 12:13:30 0 4
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Clichés: original though required.
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23/03/2021 12:14:02 5 2
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I feel sorry for them too. But no more sorry that for my generation entering the job market in the 80s, two recessions a lot worse than the financial crash. Or despite being able to afford a deposit, interest rates peaked at 16%!
Todays youngsters are no better or worse off than we were. And stop moaning about national debt, they are borrowing at 0.19% which will be erroded by inflation
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23/03/2021 10:23:57 9 26
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"Jobless crisis shows signs of easing but under-25s hit hard"

The lefties won't like that!

And as for the under 25s - they will vote Labour no matter what, so...
And a certain type of idiot will always vote tory. Removed
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23/03/2021 10:29:40 6 4
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What is the point of your post? Just to be divisive?
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23/03/2021 13:22:47 0 0
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I'm pretty sure "lefties" would rather there be 100% of the population in work. It's why they voted against brexit and advocate more money being pumped into public services.

The jobless crisis may be easing after the lockdown but I very much doubt it will return to previous levels once brexit really kicks in, especially in industries that export their goods.
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23/03/2021 10:21:59 8 14
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“ People aged under 25 continue to bear the brunt of the job losses”

This isn’t quite so bad beeb as most have no mortgage or children

Jobs must be PRIORITIZED
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23/03/2021 10:41:37 3 5
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Ok but you don't think under 25's not being able to afford a mortgage is ok when their parents could buy a house for twenny quid and a packet of hobnobs
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23/03/2021 10:16:38 193 70
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There's a labour shortage in the agricultural sector.

There's no excuse for Brits not taking these jobs now.
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xlr
23/03/2021 10:24:21 32 29
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Leave voters are more than welcome to take them, as they apparently wanted them.
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23/03/2021 13:07:36 3 0
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Your negative comments were to be expected!
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23/03/2021 10:24:25 4 5
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Depends how long they are going to extend furlough as a lot are being propped up currently
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23/03/2021 10:25:04 7 8
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Of course the figures look relatively good they've got many people on furlough giro handouts.
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23/03/2021 10:28:36 10 5
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Cry me a River. Just because you're alright doesn't mean we should leave everyone else to starve
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23/03/2021 10:18:41 58 14
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Lost job in August. Got hired within 2 weeks. Lost the next job in November, after company restructured, and then was surplus and still hadn't completed probation.
Jobless since, and a very bleak email inbox. There must be some really quality people out of work right now who are being hired... Leaving us mediocre 20-somethings to rot on Universal Credit for a while, unfortunately.
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23/03/2021 10:25:22 61 3
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Easy for me to say, but do not give up hope. Try to learn new skill sets, keep that mind active. Opportunities are there, obviously more so in some fields than others.
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23/03/2021 10:52:22 6 2
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Well said. The world is a fast changing place, people need to realise that they may need to retrain at least once in their lives.
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23/03/2021 13:41:23 0 1
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It’s not that, it’s the uncertainty that’s holding everything back....
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23/03/2021 10:25:59 91 7
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I work in the rail sector, engineering and construction, and we are heavily under resourced. We really struggle to get skilled workers, and actively run campaigns to try to fill the huge work bank we have.

Historically we have been able to go overseas (Aus/S. Africa/Europe) to fill the skills shortage, but we can't do that now.

Surely we can marry increased unemployment with resource shortages?
The schools are a major reason for this
The teachers have never been employed in the 'real world' and pass on their lack of knowledge of industry and real world problems onto our kids
NUT's just full of Trots are in world of leftist fantasy and delusion
Removed
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23/03/2021 11:11:51 16 2
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Surely employers should do more towards training & apprenticeships.
Schools can't (& shouldn't be expected to) teach everything.
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23/03/2021 11:23:42 14 2
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Perhaps your industry need to set up a good scheme to recruit, train, and qualify people in this country for the longer term, instead of filling up from abroad. I can't believe that there are not plenty of British citizens out there who are looking for something like this.
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mjb
23/03/2021 11:29:30 4 1
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why can you no longer get Aussies & Saffers ?
nothings changes......
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23/03/2021 12:20:11 8 0
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"Historically we have been able to go overseas (Aus/S. Africa/Europe) to fill the skills shortage"

No historically we trained our own
Just business got tight when they realised they could employ pre trained at reduced wages from abroad

But yes, this is definitely the time for us to start training our own again in all sectors
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23/03/2021 12:47:01 3 1
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Exactly we have job disparity and don't need 2 million flights attendants of Game designers. Blame the schools me for not promoting doing anymore but the skill shortage is chronic globally now as everyone believes and MBA is the top prize and clearly not in life for most
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23/03/2021 12:56:33 2 1
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Part of the problem, as with subcontractors, is that in a drive for cheapness, companies stopped training people and then used trained east europeans, for whom UK wages were good money.
Thanks UK PM's for ignoring EU commissioners advice
Got rid of the east europeans
No trained replacements though
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23/03/2021 13:40:29 1 1
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The problem is defined in your second sentence " skilled workers". May I ask if your company runs it's own apprentice scheme? If not they are part of the problem not the solution.
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23/03/2021 10:21:58 32 3
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Apart from wages only seasonal workers from abroad could live on.
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23/03/2021 10:26:08 11 36
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The government's living wage you mean? Doesn't it pay for your plasma TV and latest smartphone?
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23/03/2021 15:34:17 0 0
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NMW under a new wrapper you mean?
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23/03/2021 10:22:55 13 13
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Once furlough ends and financial support is inevitably pulled by the Tories due to irrational concerns re Gov debt levels, this is going to get significantly worse.

Lockdown was clearly a necessary step, and the failure of locking down earlier (as other countries did successfully) and having to lock down for longer will have an enormous impact on the economy.
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23/03/2021 10:26:37 11 5
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Irrational? I'm not an economist, but I'd say spiralling national debt is an irrational concern.
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23/03/2021 10:28:54 1 5
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And hyperinflation
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23/03/2021 10:32:22 4 1
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Borrowing rates at record lows, interest payments on Gov debt at record lows, 23% of government debt owned by Gov, with only 28% foreign owned.

National debt can be problematic, no-one questions that. However, the notion that the UK is at risk due to its debt levels is simply not based on a misunderstanding of the role governments play in providing safe investable assets in modern economies.
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23/03/2021 10:26:37 73 21
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Estimates of 1.5m European Origin workers believed to have left U.K. for good across 2020 2021 to date.
These were workers in hospitality and other low paid jobs.
Employers in those sectors will face labour shortages unless they recruit and pay adequately young and over 50s.
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23/03/2021 10:34:57 41 23
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The most accurate estimate would be about a third of that figure.
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23/03/2021 11:10:10 6 3
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Poor pay is better than dole money.
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23/03/2021 11:17:37 4 2
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yeah east euros were in low paid jobs
Well it please the Racists like Farage. The downside is we are flying in people from Africa. Drain those countries Removed
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23/03/2021 11:52:27 6 1
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So if we started with 3 Million citizens here which is the most trumpeted total and 1.5 mil have left in the last 15 months, how have 5.1 Million applied for settled status to date ?
Nope. They reckon the population of the uk has gone down by 500,000 - 1 mill

Roughly 150,000 died from covid / the lockdowns

The rest left

On the plus side the article states that immugration from non EU nations has continued to rise
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23/03/2021 12:24:08 1 0
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Not sure the shortages will be quite as big
Even when 'normality' returns, they'll still be high numbers of work from home
This will reduce the need for staff, particularly sandwich shops coffee shops etc in the big cities with a lower footfall
20
23/03/2021 10:26:51 2 4
bbc
Hopefully things can kick off when things open up again.....
3
23/03/2021 10:18:41 58 14
bbc
Lost job in August. Got hired within 2 weeks. Lost the next job in November, after company restructured, and then was surplus and still hadn't completed probation.
Jobless since, and a very bleak email inbox. There must be some really quality people out of work right now who are being hired... Leaving us mediocre 20-somethings to rot on Universal Credit for a while, unfortunately.
21
23/03/2021 10:27:12 11 3
bbc
That is really sad to hear, hope you find something soon.
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23/03/2021 10:27:38 15 24
bbc
Jobless crisis shows signs of easing but under-25s hit hard

Translation...

The young sold out by the Brexit minded Conservative cult that is

destroying the UK.

Trouble and division ahead as Scotland and Ireland walk and the

economy collapses.
52
23/03/2021 10:34:20 13 8
bbc
Scotlands going nowhere, mate.

The SNP will be out of power in May.
82
23/03/2021 10:44:26 0 4
bbc
seriously??? Take a look at the unemplyment rate in the EU, pre and post covid, and ask yourself why millions of under 25's were heading here? .... what has been achieved in keeping unemployment relatively low is quite amazing. 'cult , brexit, tory, destroying uk' ..... calm down and try to undertsand how good we actually have it here
10
23/03/2021 10:23:57 9 26
bbc
"Jobless crisis shows signs of easing but under-25s hit hard"

The lefties won't like that!

And as for the under 25s - they will vote Labour no matter what, so...
And a certain type of idiot will always vote tory. Removed
6
23/03/2021 10:21:53 139 38
bbc
Anyone sitting on their hands can get work in construction as a labourer - absolutely tonnes of work if you're willing to get dirty and tired....
24
23/03/2021 10:27:58 53 79
bbc
Hahaha, if only your hackneyed cliche was true.
58
23/03/2021 10:36:09 23 4
bbc
But it is. Lots of my clients working in construction have never been so busy.
134
23/03/2021 10:50:49 18 24
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The only people with hackneyed cliches are the lefties. They are also the only people who go on about WWII. And yes, there is a lot of building work out there, massive waiting lists of work to be done. Get yourself a skill, you might even earn a wage then!
878
23/03/2021 19:08:30 1 0
bbc
It is true... theres always work for those who are determined and willing to start on whatever is available locally...or a little further a-field. Weve had far worse employment levels in the past..numerous times. ..and far less help given out too.
25
23/03/2021 10:28:01 11 10
bbc
When you pay 25% of the labour force to sit at home and eat pizza it’ll have that effect on the figures
26
23/03/2021 10:28:02 151 7
bbc
Rank Sector Available jobs
1 Information 100,532
2 Professional 99,219
3 Health 102,054
4 Transport 20,373
5 Construction 15,900
I hope this guide will help anybody out there who needs to target their job hunting. It is the most depressing and distressing part of anyone's life to be unemployed. Good luck to all who seek.
70
23/03/2021 10:33:28 117 74
bbc
How many vacancies
Rapper
Youtuber
Reality Show
Do little / earn loads, industry
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Bob
23/03/2021 11:07:41 9 10
bbc
That barely covers half of the reduction compared to last February, let alone the rest of the unemployed.

Not to mention most listings are just fake trawlering listings from agencies trying to get your CV.
246
23/03/2021 11:16:30 2 8
bbc
whats information?
463
23/03/2021 12:20:45 7 7
bbc
I smell bull. Made up stats.

I went direct to UK Gov and my trade is the 'most sought' after apparently. I am Tertiary qualified with 20years+ experience...and I cannot find work (lots of EU nationals in the well paid job I am after...coz Brexit was never about them).

Cheers BoJo and the Clowns.
470
23/03/2021 12:23:21 6 2
bbc
It depends what you mean about being unemployed. I'm a house husband and happier now than I've been in years!
481
23/03/2021 12:25:27 6 0
bbc
Great list for anyone that does want to find work. In the 3 months to January 2021, there was an average of 599k job vacancies in the UK. The skills shortage list on gov.uk is also helpful for earnest job seekers who could also perhaps retrain whilst lookin for work as there's plenty of free courses available on places like The Open University Open Learn, W3C Schools, IBM, Coursera etc.
577
23/03/2021 12:49:57 1 1
bbc
Not enough people willing to move for a job though.
578
23/03/2021 12:50:03 3 0
bbc
Yes a good start but that don't touch the sides of the issue and most of those jobs have a barrier to entry like a certificate, apprenticship etc here in lies the issue we don't have the right advice and focus in schools.
622
23/03/2021 13:07:28 1 0
bbc
Do you know how many of these are adevrtised more than one by different recruitment agencies? I noticed that 1 job is advertised by about 5 recruitment agency.
808
23/03/2021 16:08:44 2 0
bbc
It should also guide people into what subjects to study at Uni if they ever want to be able to support themselves in the future.

So many of the BBC articles are about "part time mime artist and quinoa knitter Katrina" having a difficult financial time during covid.
27
23/03/2021 10:28:06 15 7
bbc
I still think that once the furlough scheme ends we will see a spike in job losses. I also feel incredibly sad for the under 25s who have been hit hard. The govt should focus on this age group in particular as they are the future and the country shouldn't leave them behind. THe pandemic has created all sorts of division and there has been some evidence of generations falling out at times.
48
23/03/2021 10:33:07 19 19
bbc
The under-25s either don't vote Tory or don't vote at all. They've no chance of becoming the focus of government assistance.
1
23/03/2021 10:16:38 193 70
bbc
There's a labour shortage in the agricultural sector.

There's no excuse for Brits not taking these jobs now.
28
23/03/2021 10:28:06 30 5
bbc
Apart from that most labour is required around harvest time, which isn't now, as its seasonal. That it would require relocation, with the costs involved, and that the work is typically low paying which makes the costs difficult to bear.

So apart from paying significant costs to relocate for low paying work, that won't be there for months, yeah no excuse.
128
23/03/2021 10:49:17 8 5
bbc
You don;t know anything about farming do you? Seasonal workers are usually housed in temporary accommodation. Caravans these days, but there often was on farm accommodation. I think some of the old hop pickers shelters are trendy holiday lets now!
Jobs 'crisis' - BBC
The UK's 'crisis' levels of employment, most of the EU would love to have
Unemployment has been hit, but has been offset by estimated approx. one million EU citizens returning to their home countries. They then can claim unemployment benefit in their own country
Another Brexit plus
We dont have to take the EU youth unemployed and pay their benefits
Removed
50
23/03/2021 10:33:47 6 9
bbc
EU nationals contributed to the economy but hey why let facts get in the way of xenophobia?
59
23/03/2021 10:36:31 5 2
bbc
But the EU youth had far lower levels of unemployment than the general population in this country, and the tax the group generated more than paid for the benefits of the minimal number of people from the EU who were on unemployment benefits.
14
23/03/2021 10:25:04 7 8
bbc
Of course the figures look relatively good they've got many people on furlough giro handouts.
30
23/03/2021 10:28:36 10 5
bbc
Cry me a River. Just because you're alright doesn't mean we should leave everyone else to starve
298
23/03/2021 11:34:00 0 1
bbc
True, except I'm far from alright.
9
23/03/2021 10:23:32 367 73
bbc
I feel sorry for the under-25s

I don't care about leave vs remain, left vs right, young vs old etc - these young people are the future of a country, and a country IS it's people. They're being heaped with national debt, having freedoms reduced, struggling to find jobs, can't afford mortgages etc - then they're told they're lucky for not fighting in a world war by others who never fought one.
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xlr
23/03/2021 10:28:52 133 54
bbc
And most often have to work zero hour and minimum wage jobs to get by.

The absolute minimum we could do for those is spare them lectures about "financial responsibility", "saving" and "careful investment". When one is living on ZHC, putting a tenner in the kitchen drawer to cover some cheap Mac&Cheese for those weeks with no hours is about as far as those concepts go.
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23/03/2021 10:38:20 35 62
bbc
Item yesterday about a severe shortage of IT workers holding the country back. Maybe if a few more people applied themselves at school their futures would be rosier?
93
23/03/2021 10:43:17 21 38
bbc
Always been the way. I worked zero hours in the 1980s, and quite enjoyed it. Was never out of work unless I wanted to be.
311
23/03/2021 11:37:03 5 6
bbc
My heart bleeds.....of course they are completely blameless for being worthless.
18
23/03/2021 10:26:37 11 5
bbc
Irrational? I'm not an economist, but I'd say spiralling national debt is an irrational concern.
32
23/03/2021 10:28:54 1 5
bbc
And hyperinflation
9
23/03/2021 10:23:32 367 73
bbc
I feel sorry for the under-25s

I don't care about leave vs remain, left vs right, young vs old etc - these young people are the future of a country, and a country IS it's people. They're being heaped with national debt, having freedoms reduced, struggling to find jobs, can't afford mortgages etc - then they're told they're lucky for not fighting in a world war by others who never fought one.
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Ray
23/03/2021 10:29:05 18 63
bbc
There there
2
23/03/2021 10:17:49 12 6
bbc
Vaccination roll out going well, lets hope we can open up more soon and get more people back to work
34
23/03/2021 10:29:18 9 21
bbc
Untill the new variation of the virus arrives ...
Back to square one
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rd
23/03/2021 10:29:19 9 11
bbc
Everything will turn around, it will take time to recover from pre CV19, why do people look into the past, and not the future, the past can't help us.look for tomorrow.
36
23/03/2021 10:26:55 46 4
bbc
Our company is recruiting people right now, but tech skills seem to be in short supply. Combined with kids avoiding STEM, it's not a good sign of things to come.
51
23/03/2021 10:33:51 73 4
bbc
Have you thought of providing training for them? If there's short supply in the skills, then take on young people and train them up. Otherwise you end up short of people, and they're out of a job.

On the job training used to be very common, but died, partly due to the large skills base from Europe. To compete without access to that base we'll need to return to on the job training.
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xlr
23/03/2021 11:01:00 4 10
bbc
Science pay is terrible. I know why they'd avoid it.
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HKJ
23/03/2021 11:25:01 1 1
bbc
I'd love to know more details. I'm looking at reskilling right now, but really don't know which sectors to best target.
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D
23/03/2021 12:13:16 6 1
bbc
What has your company done to address that skills shortage? Or is that someone else's problem?
10
23/03/2021 10:23:57 9 26
bbc
"Jobless crisis shows signs of easing but under-25s hit hard"

The lefties won't like that!

And as for the under 25s - they will vote Labour no matter what, so...
37
23/03/2021 10:29:40 6 4
bbc
What is the point of your post? Just to be divisive?
38
23/03/2021 10:29:46 115 7
bbc
I build gardens, huge shortage of labours, the industry is booming.
47
23/03/2021 10:32:23 59 5
bbc
If I were 30 years younger, I'd being phoning you
242
23/03/2021 11:22:51 2 19
bbc
"build gardens"
Hahaha
Yeah, i belive you're not a troll..
526
23/03/2021 12:36:37 0 0
bbc
"Huge shortage of labours" - no work then?
829
23/03/2021 16:53:14 0 1
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What is a "Labours' I might do it if I knew what it is
874
23/03/2021 19:05:36 0 1
bbc
Exactly and lots of other work.. self employed or otherwise can and will be obtained by those who are determined and willing...people should remember weve had far higher unemployment several times over in the past.Encouraging the young to feel badly done to isnt going to help anyone.
24/03/2021 12:01:18 0 0
bbc
I work for a company that installs ultilies, and there is a huge shortfall in people available. The problem here isn't a lack of people available to work, but a lack of investment going back years, meaning a lack of suitable people.

Business used to invest in development, now they have much shorter term views.
1
23/03/2021 10:16:38 193 70
bbc
There's a labour shortage in the agricultural sector.

There's no excuse for Brits not taking these jobs now.
39
23/03/2021 10:29:51 27 9
bbc
Yes strawcat, but would you go picking fruit? Dont lecture about other people doing jobs that you wouldn't do.
81
23/03/2021 10:44:01 16 3
bbc
I did fruit picking back in New Zealand for a while. I was the only legal worker there, which should say something. If I wasn't living at home with my parents I would have made just about enough money to rent a very cheap shared room & pay for food. Its also not available all year round.

It might be different in the UK, but I seriously doubt it.
114
23/03/2021 10:55:16 7 4
bbc
I worked in the fields as a student. It was a hard day's work and before the minimum wage.
3
23/03/2021 10:18:41 58 14
bbc
Lost job in August. Got hired within 2 weeks. Lost the next job in November, after company restructured, and then was surplus and still hadn't completed probation.
Jobless since, and a very bleak email inbox. There must be some really quality people out of work right now who are being hired... Leaving us mediocre 20-somethings to rot on Universal Credit for a while, unfortunately.
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xlr
23/03/2021 10:30:38 9 9
bbc
Do you know that probationary period has no basis in UK employment law?

And I do understand that challenging a dismissal in probation isn't something one can do when on UC. That's why Cameron removing the right of tribunal was so damaging to the younger gens.
676
23/03/2021 13:37:37 3 1
bbc
Do you know that your rights withon the first 24 months of employment are exactly none whatsoever, unless discrimination of a protected group is proven?

It used to be one year. There used to be legal aid. There isn't any more. Thanks Tories.

"Probationary Perdiod" is contractual; a gentle way of saying "you're fired and we do not have to give any reason because < 2 years so goodbye".
682
23/03/2021 13:39:50 3 0
bbc
It no longer costs anything to challenge dismissal through a tribunal. However, if you have less than two years service, it can be only challenged as “Wrongful” dismissal rather than “Unfair” which is a lot more difficult to do.
9
23/03/2021 10:23:32 367 73
bbc
I feel sorry for the under-25s

I don't care about leave vs remain, left vs right, young vs old etc - these young people are the future of a country, and a country IS it's people. They're being heaped with national debt, having freedoms reduced, struggling to find jobs, can't afford mortgages etc - then they're told they're lucky for not fighting in a world war by others who never fought one.
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23/03/2021 10:31:21 49 10
bbc
Hear hear. The media stereotyping of different generations is also extremely unhelpful in this sphere. We have exceptional people and people in hardship at all ages, but the young are (on average) currently in the most precarious situation socially/financially etc. That's just a fact.
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23/03/2021 10:31:21 14 18
bbc
Well we have all of these 'unemployed' people in the UK who actually refuse to do certain jobs, like picking fruit or working in care-homes

There are tens of thousands of these jobs now since Brexit

If they won't do these jobs then why should the rest of us continue to pay their benefits?

Perhaps they should have worked harder at school rather than just messing about and leaving with nothing?
53
23/03/2021 10:34:39 10 6
bbc
Wow. So many assumptions.
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23/03/2021 10:43:22 5 3
bbc
Most of those jobs are given to immigrants because they will work in deplorable conditions and the include accommodation which has to be taken out of their wage. You have no idea what you’re talking about.
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23/03/2021 10:51:42 4 3
bbc
OK, fruit picking, in March? in the UK? Not worked a lot in agriculture have you?
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xlr
23/03/2021 11:02:28 1 3
bbc
Ah, so you are told the young won't do these jobs after Brexit because of their low pay and remote locations, but vote Brexit anyway and want to force them to do these jobs, and you wonder why they are not keen?
43
23/03/2021 10:31:36 34 4
bbc
This is no different to any other recession.

It is always the young that suffer as many of the starter jobs aren’t available, such as apprenticeships & grad schemes, and this is made worse this time as alternative jobs in hospitality aren’t available.
172
23/03/2021 11:08:20 38 5
bbc
The young are also suffering a mental health crisis.

Lockdowns been tough on everyone, but it's easier to get through if you already have a house of your own and a loving partner.

Very tough and lonely, if you're just a single person living in a small flat on your own.
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HKJ
23/03/2021 11:20:22 9 9
bbc
Yeah, it always sucks. Problem here though, it isn't just the youngest suffering. Many millenials are still suffering the blowback from the last 'once in a lifetime' recession from just over a decade ago. So arguably, it's heavily dented the life prospects of people anywhere between 18 and 40 ish.
Also why it's so aggravating seeing blinkered boomers deriding anyone not on par with them.
6
23/03/2021 10:21:53 139 38
bbc
Anyone sitting on their hands can get work in construction as a labourer - absolutely tonnes of work if you're willing to get dirty and tired....
44
23/03/2021 10:28:15 27 14
bbc
That is the problem. Many now dont. They want to be pop stars or Youtubers and make lots of money doing nothing
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HKJ
23/03/2021 11:15:00 5 6
bbc
You really don't have a clue, do you. Do you ever speak with anyone outside your little bubble?

The issues require far more than 400 characters, but suffice to say, 'they want to be pop stars or youtubers' is only something boomers trot out.
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jon
23/03/2021 10:32:22 69 3
bbc
It won't become clear until furlough ends in October.
264
23/03/2021 11:26:17 26 8
bbc
October...which year?
570
23/03/2021 12:47:42 2 0
bbc
At last a comment that everyone should be saying not believing the hype.
18
23/03/2021 10:26:37 11 5
bbc
Irrational? I'm not an economist, but I'd say spiralling national debt is an irrational concern.
46
23/03/2021 10:32:22 4 1
bbc
Borrowing rates at record lows, interest payments on Gov debt at record lows, 23% of government debt owned by Gov, with only 28% foreign owned.

National debt can be problematic, no-one questions that. However, the notion that the UK is at risk due to its debt levels is simply not based on a misunderstanding of the role governments play in providing safe investable assets in modern economies.
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23/03/2021 10:29:46 115 7
bbc
I build gardens, huge shortage of labours, the industry is booming.
47
23/03/2021 10:32:23 59 5
bbc
If I were 30 years younger, I'd being phoning you
66
23/03/2021 10:40:01 17 1
bbc
Experience always helps but not essential. Just a good work ethic and basic level of fitness. It's hard work but nice being outside as we come into the warmer months :)
142
23/03/2021 11:02:49 1 38
bbc
You would fail the interview with your poor command of English.
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23/03/2021 11:03:26 12 2
bbc
Depends on how fit you are, not how old you are.
I've just spent a week remodelling my own garden, including moving 2 tonnes of sandstone & about the same of bricks & concrete I broke up.
I'm 63 & not at all super fit.
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23/03/2021 11:51:05 0 8
bbc
Out of touch
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23/03/2021 10:28:06 15 7
bbc
I still think that once the furlough scheme ends we will see a spike in job losses. I also feel incredibly sad for the under 25s who have been hit hard. The govt should focus on this age group in particular as they are the future and the country shouldn't leave them behind. THe pandemic has created all sorts of division and there has been some evidence of generations falling out at times.
48
23/03/2021 10:33:07 19 19
bbc
The under-25s either don't vote Tory or don't vote at all. They've no chance of becoming the focus of government assistance.
305
23/03/2021 11:35:15 5 3
bbc
An unjustified malicious anti- Conservative comment, unfortunately common on BBC discussions.
628
23/03/2021 13:10:10 0 0
bbc
Go on then. What support more than furlough or benefits would you want them to receive?
49
23/03/2021 10:33:35 4 6
bbc
If you lose out chances are you'll continue to lose out once Covid is "over", and it'll be worse as everyone else gets back to normal and will not be sympathetic to "losers" who fall through the gaps
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23/03/2021 10:41:14 9 2
bbc
There's no reason for anyone to be 'losers' . We're all responsible for our own success or otherwise and if you make an effort you will eventually prevail. There ARE jobs out there jobs on hold will come gushing back in a few weeks or so. People need to own their future and stop expecting someone else to sort out their challenges. You may have to retrain, move or accept a lesser job, that's life
Jobs 'crisis' - BBC
The UK's 'crisis' levels of employment, most of the EU would love to have
Unemployment has been hit, but has been offset by estimated approx. one million EU citizens returning to their home countries. They then can claim unemployment benefit in their own country
Another Brexit plus
We dont have to take the EU youth unemployed and pay their benefits
Removed
50
23/03/2021 10:33:47 6 9
bbc
EU nationals contributed to the economy but hey why let facts get in the way of xenophobia?
75
23/03/2021 10:42:38 1 1
bbc
But it said inthe Daily Express that...
36
23/03/2021 10:26:55 46 4
bbc
Our company is recruiting people right now, but tech skills seem to be in short supply. Combined with kids avoiding STEM, it's not a good sign of things to come.
51
23/03/2021 10:33:51 73 4
bbc
Have you thought of providing training for them? If there's short supply in the skills, then take on young people and train them up. Otherwise you end up short of people, and they're out of a job.

On the job training used to be very common, but died, partly due to the large skills base from Europe. To compete without access to that base we'll need to return to on the job training.
80
23/03/2021 10:43:58 11 5
bbc
But when kids leave school unable to read, write or do simple maths properly...
306
23/03/2021 11:35:26 5 9
bbc
The Conservative Abolished Apprenticeships in the 80s as thatcher said it cost too much. Plus Bosses wont want there shareholders losing money on diverting to training
626
23/03/2021 13:08:57 1 0
bbc
well said sir
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23/03/2021 10:27:38 15 24
bbc
Jobless crisis shows signs of easing but under-25s hit hard

Translation...

The young sold out by the Brexit minded Conservative cult that is

destroying the UK.

Trouble and division ahead as Scotland and Ireland walk and the

economy collapses.
52
23/03/2021 10:34:20 13 8
bbc
Scotlands going nowhere, mate.

The SNP will be out of power in May.
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23/03/2021 10:31:21 14 18
bbc
Well we have all of these 'unemployed' people in the UK who actually refuse to do certain jobs, like picking fruit or working in care-homes

There are tens of thousands of these jobs now since Brexit

If they won't do these jobs then why should the rest of us continue to pay their benefits?

Perhaps they should have worked harder at school rather than just messing about and leaving with nothing?
53
23/03/2021 10:34:39 10 6
bbc
Wow. So many assumptions.
73
23/03/2021 10:42:00 2 3
bbc
And so many of them true!

It's much easier to get a job if you already have one so take anything just to get into employment and work up from there.
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23/03/2021 10:26:37 73 21
bbc
Estimates of 1.5m European Origin workers believed to have left U.K. for good across 2020 2021 to date.
These were workers in hospitality and other low paid jobs.
Employers in those sectors will face labour shortages unless they recruit and pay adequately young and over 50s.
54
23/03/2021 10:34:57 41 23
bbc
The most accurate estimate would be about a third of that figure.
221
23/03/2021 11:09:51 3 4
bbc
The ONS estimated the number to be 890,000 & ESCoE's 1.3 million at the beginning of the year.
253
23/03/2021 11:24:28 9 5
bbc
The most accurate estimate would be...they're guessing
932
23/03/2021 21:24:53 1 0
bbc
Nope, the figure quoted in the press last week was actually 1M so directly in the middle of you and the other poster.

Of course it is difficult to tell accurately at the moment as many may have left and still be getting furlough payments, so we won't know until furlough ends.
1
23/03/2021 10:16:38 193 70
bbc
There's a labour shortage in the agricultural sector.

There's no excuse for Brits not taking these jobs now.
55
23/03/2021 10:35:09 28 8
bbc
?? one minute the young are lazy the next they'll be judged for needing government help to top up their wages because they can't afford to live and people like you will be shouting "just get a better paying job then" people like you are the reason the young have no respect for their elders. What is there to respect?
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23/03/2021 10:39:11 12 22
bbc
My experience is that the post boomers are the most selfish and greedy .resentful of both youth and those now retired.
540
23/03/2021 12:40:38 2 1
bbc
Is that the reason they rioted in Bristol last week, in the middle of a pandemic then ?
6
23/03/2021 10:21:53 139 38
bbc
Anyone sitting on their hands can get work in construction as a labourer - absolutely tonnes of work if you're willing to get dirty and tired....
56
xlr
23/03/2021 10:35:21 6 11
bbc
Maybe that was true 15 years ago.
57
23/03/2021 10:35:50 178 98
bbc
The BBC just can't get that every country is in the same position, talk down the UK, the UK is the worst at everything. Not one rational article from the BBC, they can't even admit that the Vacine rollout is going better than their beloved EU.
The first 'B' in BBC, no longer stands for British
They hate their own country
Removed
88
23/03/2021 10:47:27 8 29
bbc
We know who pay the BBC.... International elites ...political parties left or right are only the muppets if the elites
107
23/03/2021 10:52:41 24 7
bbc
Good news is bad news.
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23/03/2021 10:59:22 14 19
bbc
Your agenda showing through here.

Good attempt at groypering.
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23/03/2021 11:03:41 30 18
bbc
This article is literally a positive article about UK people gettimg back to work.

And yet you've still somehow managed to convince yourself that this is some 'bash the UK' love the EU' article....

Honestly, some of your brains are so riddled!
258
23/03/2021 11:19:03 13 18
bbc
BBC is very pro EU. They have east euro cleaners
361
23/03/2021 11:50:26 19 9
bbc
Absolute nonsense. The BBC have REGULARLY reported the vaccine issues in the EU.
But the UK has the worst performing economy of any major nation on earth

Yes every nation is effected but the UK is worst

And remember we are still locked down at the moment. Most EU nations are not
512
23/03/2021 12:33:19 11 5
bbc
Are you reading the same website I am, or are you just trying to look clever?

Because if the latter, it really isn't working!
535
23/03/2021 12:39:17 7 1
bbc
How does the article headlined "Jobless crisis shows signs of easing" talk down the UK? Is providing information "talking down"? You've a cheek to use the word "rational".
602
23/03/2021 12:58:28 3 3
bbc
Anti BBC posting.
And anti EU
Sad.
621
23/03/2021 13:06:42 4 2
bbc
Try using the BBC website for news
The BBC reports news, it never has been a mouthpiece for the government of the day
The UK is not the worst at everything - you do sound like someone who buys into conspiracy theories. The BBC certainly doesn't say that. The places I have heard that is hard right web sites - pushing for Fox/Times TV, and against independent non-government lines news. Like China
783
23/03/2021 15:06:45 2 2
bbc
You only have to listen to the questions that BBC reporters ask at government news conferences to understand that they aren't really interested in reporting facts. They ask questions they know the government cannot answer at that time or repeat the same question asked by previous reporters or attempt to get the spokesperson to contradict something. Public are better at asking relevant questions!
996
24/03/2021 07:45:25 0 0
bbc
Another RWA ignorant post failing, as usual.
You should feel proud.
24
23/03/2021 10:27:58 53 79
bbc
Hahaha, if only your hackneyed cliche was true.
58
23/03/2021 10:36:09 23 4
bbc
But it is. Lots of my clients working in construction have never been so busy.
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xlr
23/03/2021 10:59:08 12 10
bbc
Personally I don't doubt that part of your comment, more the "everyone" part.

Having applied for a few labourer jobs out of desperation in 2016, I know that anyone old enough to grow facial stubble is immediately rejected.
189
23/03/2021 11:11:52 7 12
bbc
And ignoring every rule on distancing etc if the sites on either side of my street are any indication of what is happening elsewhere. Why has this been allowed throughout while others are shut down?
Jobs 'crisis' - BBC
The UK's 'crisis' levels of employment, most of the EU would love to have
Unemployment has been hit, but has been offset by estimated approx. one million EU citizens returning to their home countries. They then can claim unemployment benefit in their own country
Another Brexit plus
We dont have to take the EU youth unemployed and pay their benefits
Removed
59
23/03/2021 10:36:31 5 2
bbc
But the EU youth had far lower levels of unemployment than the general population in this country, and the tax the group generated more than paid for the benefits of the minimal number of people from the EU who were on unemployment benefits.
60
23/03/2021 10:37:25 24 11
bbc
When businesses reopen, they should be allowed to do so fully. I'm ok with waiting a few more weeks for that to happen, but unnecessary restrictions make it almost impossible for businesses to even cover costs, let alone make a profit.
156
23/03/2021 11:05:43 17 39
bbc
If Bozo had closed the borders and kept the virus out, businesses would not have had to close.

See Australia and New Zealand for details.
260
23/03/2021 11:21:47 1 13
bbc
Boris kept borders open to ruin the local economy
9
23/03/2021 10:23:32 367 73
bbc
I feel sorry for the under-25s

I don't care about leave vs remain, left vs right, young vs old etc - these young people are the future of a country, and a country IS it's people. They're being heaped with national debt, having freedoms reduced, struggling to find jobs, can't afford mortgages etc - then they're told they're lucky for not fighting in a world war by others who never fought one.
61
23/03/2021 10:37:51 59 26
bbc
Reminds me of the late Jeremy Hardy's joke about baby boomers: the generation that didn't fight in the war but behaves as though it did.
155
23/03/2021 10:58:29 3 4
bbc
Speaking of mean minded stereotyping...
162
23/03/2021 11:07:30 10 3
bbc
I think that particular attitude from the ‘baby boomers’ is because of the way they saw from an early age how the war had affected their parents in so many ways
8
23/03/2021 10:22:55 13 13
bbc
Once furlough ends and financial support is inevitably pulled by the Tories due to irrational concerns re Gov debt levels, this is going to get significantly worse.

Lockdown was clearly a necessary step, and the failure of locking down earlier (as other countries did successfully) and having to lock down for longer will have an enormous impact on the economy.
62
xlr
23/03/2021 10:38:07 4 5
bbc
My biggest rational concern isn't the debt, but the manner by which the Tories have chosen to claw it back.

Apart from the backstabbing of the pandemic heroes - pay cut for NHS, research budgets slashed for science - the lowering of the income tax personal allowances will disproportionately hit the young.

Should have just raised income tax, but the young don't tend to vote Tory, so...
63
23/03/2021 10:38:19 13 19
bbc
firms copying Tory manifesto and creating a third world employment structure , reducing terms, longer hours, lower pay, no pension guarantees, no sick pay and death in service reduced to nil. welcome to the new sweat shop in the western european world.
67
23/03/2021 10:40:23 12 9
bbc
Nothing to do with the tories... This started with labour... It is just where the world is leading... Our politicians are slowing this in general
102
23/03/2021 10:51:23 0 2
bbc
There IS statutory sick pay and a 'living wage' which is now quite close to the 'real living wage' so what you are saying is clearly incorrect. If you want full financial security then take responsibility for yourself and take out an 'income replacement' policy to cover illness and redundancy instead of relying on UC, which is rightly only meant to be a safety net.
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xlr
23/03/2021 10:28:52 133 54
bbc
And most often have to work zero hour and minimum wage jobs to get by.

The absolute minimum we could do for those is spare them lectures about "financial responsibility", "saving" and "careful investment". When one is living on ZHC, putting a tenner in the kitchen drawer to cover some cheap Mac&Cheese for those weeks with no hours is about as far as those concepts go.
64
23/03/2021 10:38:20 35 62
bbc
Item yesterday about a severe shortage of IT workers holding the country back. Maybe if a few more people applied themselves at school their futures would be rosier?
85
23/03/2021 10:45:35 52 17
bbc
I think you'll find that's largely because the country's education system is not especially well-geared towards building in-depth IT/digital skills. To suggest that it's because kids aren't applying themselves in school is a tired and short-sighted view, though one that always crops up from people like you who think their insight is somewhat ground-breaking or original.
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Ray
23/03/2021 10:46:54 8 19
bbc
My brother started out his life as a painter and decorator his 3 other brothers (me included) got educated and are now in good full time jobs. He did a 'woe is me' life crisis and is now currently on his IT course hoping to get CCNA, but he cant operate our SMEG kettle (its 2 button presses to start it) . Horses for courses I say, but yes why not try and see.
95
23/03/2021 10:43:58 23 48
bbc
Careful, facts don;t go down well with lefties!
199
23/03/2021 11:13:49 0 7
bbc
Maybe they applied themselves to something else after we were told the IT boom was over post 2000.
55
23/03/2021 10:35:09 28 8
bbc
?? one minute the young are lazy the next they'll be judged for needing government help to top up their wages because they can't afford to live and people like you will be shouting "just get a better paying job then" people like you are the reason the young have no respect for their elders. What is there to respect?
65
23/03/2021 10:39:11 12 22
bbc
My experience is that the post boomers are the most selfish and greedy .resentful of both youth and those now retired.
627
23/03/2021 13:09:17 0 0
bbc
Maybe you should get out more, oh wait! Your experience appears to be very limited.
928
23/03/2021 21:16:51 0 0
bbc
another right wing fantasist posting what he wants to be true instead of the truth
47
23/03/2021 10:32:23 59 5
bbc
If I were 30 years younger, I'd being phoning you
66
23/03/2021 10:40:01 17 1
bbc
Experience always helps but not essential. Just a good work ethic and basic level of fitness. It's hard work but nice being outside as we come into the warmer months :)
63
23/03/2021 10:38:19 13 19
bbc
firms copying Tory manifesto and creating a third world employment structure , reducing terms, longer hours, lower pay, no pension guarantees, no sick pay and death in service reduced to nil. welcome to the new sweat shop in the western european world.
67
23/03/2021 10:40:23 12 9
bbc
Nothing to do with the tories... This started with labour... It is just where the world is leading... Our politicians are slowing this in general
165
23/03/2021 11:07:44 1 2
bbc
you do not live in the real world, the tories have decimated working rights in the UK for years they have their fingers in every till, countless financial suffering is happening now and the Tories have created the poorest nation in Europe, the worst working rights, you reap what you sow,
68
23/03/2021 10:40:29 32 2
bbc
The employment figures now are welcome , but it will be the ones later in the year that tell the real story when the apron strings have been cut loose.
49
23/03/2021 10:33:35 4 6
bbc
If you lose out chances are you'll continue to lose out once Covid is "over", and it'll be worse as everyone else gets back to normal and will not be sympathetic to "losers" who fall through the gaps
69
23/03/2021 10:41:14 9 2
bbc
There's no reason for anyone to be 'losers' . We're all responsible for our own success or otherwise and if you make an effort you will eventually prevail. There ARE jobs out there jobs on hold will come gushing back in a few weeks or so. People need to own their future and stop expecting someone else to sort out their challenges. You may have to retrain, move or accept a lesser job, that's life
101
23/03/2021 10:51:12 0 1
bbc
Spot on!
120
23/03/2021 10:57:41 1 1
bbc
In a nutshell. These are the millennials who grew up wanting a laptop,mobile and Xbox rather than a pushbike, scalextric and Lego. If there is one thing this has proven, it’s that this same generation were never taught to do it for themselves and earn their own way.
26
23/03/2021 10:28:02 151 7
bbc
Rank Sector Available jobs
1 Information 100,532
2 Professional 99,219
3 Health 102,054
4 Transport 20,373
5 Construction 15,900
I hope this guide will help anybody out there who needs to target their job hunting. It is the most depressing and distressing part of anyone's life to be unemployed. Good luck to all who seek.
70
23/03/2021 10:33:28 117 74
bbc
How many vacancies
Rapper
Youtuber
Reality Show
Do little / earn loads, industry
106
23/03/2021 10:52:20 20 44
bbc
What a bigoted and out of touch comment. You must be feeling very proud to have got that one in.
127
23/03/2021 10:48:48 14 34
bbc
Jealous of them, are you ?
456
23/03/2021 12:18:32 8 21
bbc
Clearly a boomer dinosaur incapable of understanding that society evolves...
Or someone who is jealous they have 0 talent or savvy. Either way, these type of people deserve our sympathy.
464
23/03/2021 12:21:40 3 10
bbc
sounds like a smart way to earn a living to me if you can. Why slog away for crumbs if you can live large on easy street. I'm astounded more don't try it as it's so easy.... apparently.
501
23/03/2021 12:31:44 3 0
bbc
You forgot "social media influencer"
504
23/03/2021 12:32:41 1 0
bbc
Hoping there will be a few opportunities in the political space very soon.
531
23/03/2021 12:38:20 1 0
bbc
You missed the biggie! 'Influencer'
585
23/03/2021 12:52:12 1 1
bbc
This person is one of the Biggest Rightwing Loons on HYS.
One that’s been left out is Investor, a person who does nothing but watch profits roll in, whilst criticising anyone who has to do real work for not working hard enough for them
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BD
23/03/2021 15:11:04 1 0
bbc
Ha, made my first laugh of the day - thanks.
887
23/03/2021 19:28:16 0 1
bbc
You read like a real Right wing WOKE - you know moaning about things in the its not fair category
16
23/03/2021 10:25:59 91 7
bbc
I work in the rail sector, engineering and construction, and we are heavily under resourced. We really struggle to get skilled workers, and actively run campaigns to try to fill the huge work bank we have.

Historically we have been able to go overseas (Aus/S. Africa/Europe) to fill the skills shortage, but we can't do that now.

Surely we can marry increased unemployment with resource shortages?
The schools are a major reason for this
The teachers have never been employed in the 'real world' and pass on their lack of knowledge of industry and real world problems onto our kids
NUT's just full of Trots are in world of leftist fantasy and delusion
Removed
97
23/03/2021 10:50:02 0 1
bbc
Voted up in principle but even the school staff with no such principles need to push for high achievement over practical skill to boost their ratings to retain their OFSTED place and not scare away parents who naturally want the best possiable educational outcome That said with the loss of a easily availability of cheap labour we need schools to send out a whole range of skills & abilities
110
23/03/2021 10:53:23 4 1
bbc
NUT hasnt existed for years
Removed
11
23/03/2021 10:21:59 8 14
bbc
“ People aged under 25 continue to bear the brunt of the job losses”

This isn’t quite so bad beeb as most have no mortgage or children

Jobs must be PRIORITIZED
72
23/03/2021 10:41:37 3 5
bbc
Ok but you don't think under 25's not being able to afford a mortgage is ok when their parents could buy a house for twenny quid and a packet of hobnobs
112
23/03/2021 10:55:01 3 1
bbc
when those parents earned two quid and a single nice biscuit
331
23/03/2021 11:41:34 4 1
bbc
Absolute toss you complete baboon!
332
23/03/2021 11:41:47 3 1
bbc
Tosh
360
23/03/2021 11:50:14 3 1
bbc
When I bought a house in 1984 the skipton bs would allow me to borrow x3 of my salary,my wife’s wage couldn’t be taken into account (in case she got pregnant) so the manager took an a age of 3 years o/t into account so please don’t come the ‘everything was easy’ lark
416
23/03/2021 12:07:23 1 1
bbc
let them rent!
557
23/03/2021 12:44:44 1 1
bbc
Houses have been out of reach for the many for over 20 years & fuelled by a fraud of biblical proportions by self assessment mortgages. Then selling the housing councils owned created a perfect storm for affordable house to rent or buy. We are obsessed with house ownership in the UK quite a few have two now maybe three. Thatchers lie rumbles on decades later, like herpes too never get rid of it!
53
23/03/2021 10:34:39 10 6
bbc
Wow. So many assumptions.
73
23/03/2021 10:42:00 2 3
bbc
And so many of them true!

It's much easier to get a job if you already have one so take anything just to get into employment and work up from there.
74
23/03/2021 10:42:16 48 21
bbc
Young people are stuck in a pickle... It's either getting an unpaid internship, work for pennies in the gig economy or an insecure contract and do 80 hours a week. OR go to Uni and do exactly the same in 3 years with added debt. Record number of people not being able to afford a home... An entire generation properly shafted.
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HKJ
23/03/2021 11:22:18 22 12
bbc
Again, not just the young - millenials (born between 81/81 and 93/94 ish) still bearing the brunt of this from the last recession. It's been a decade of ****, and now repeats itself.
362
23/03/2021 11:50:29 3 10
bbc
they can easily rent, that is why the government is so wrong to tax landlords into oblivion
573
23/03/2021 12:48:44 2 3
bbc
Zero hour contracts were a thing 30 years ago. Maccy D's paid slightly more than average to try and reduce union infiltration. Student loans also came in back then too. Let's not make it sound like the good old days were always that good. Difference is more of us were actually prepared to put the hours in.
576
23/03/2021 12:49:51 3 1
bbc
Blame Blair & his cronies. Labour decided everyone had to go to Uni, which led to a generation of over qualified Baristas & bar tenders, with excess expectations & no sense of reality. The Uni Ponsi scheme is due a big re-set in coming years. At least there will be lots of ready made ex-student housing available for cheap rent.
865
23/03/2021 18:32:11 1 1
bbc
Have a look at the unemployment rate around 1990/91 when some of us Gen Xers arrived into the economy with out freshly-minted degrees. This is small-fry in comparison.
50
23/03/2021 10:33:47 6 9
bbc
EU nationals contributed to the economy but hey why let facts get in the way of xenophobia?
75
23/03/2021 10:42:38 1 1
bbc
But it said inthe Daily Express that...
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TV
23/03/2021 10:37:35 11 9
bbc
It is scandalous that those who unfortunately lost jobs just prior to the pandemic have been totally unsupported by the government. Today marks one year since my job seekers allowance stopped. The six month eligibility period should have been extended as an absolute minimum. Jobs disappeared when lockdowns were imposed. The goalposts moved for job seekers yet we remain totally unsupported.
103
23/03/2021 10:51:33 5 3
bbc
So they didn’t get any benefits and handouts.???
57
23/03/2021 10:35:50 178 98
bbc
The BBC just can't get that every country is in the same position, talk down the UK, the UK is the worst at everything. Not one rational article from the BBC, they can't even admit that the Vacine rollout is going better than their beloved EU.
The first 'B' in BBC, no longer stands for British
They hate their own country
Removed
78
23/03/2021 10:43:46 55 9
bbc
Great to see this happening, a lot of these jobs may not be the quality careers folks want but those opportunities tend to come along with 3 things - time, experience and qualifications . That has always been the way of it (i started work in the 70s at a low level- was exactly the same then).
Keep trying hard it tends to pay off in the end.
99
23/03/2021 10:50:11 56 31
bbc
Totally agree, but please don't expect modern entitlement woke to appreciate what you are saying.
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xlr
23/03/2021 14:48:41 1 4
bbc
Trying hard pays off only if the government keep out of your way.

One way or the other, the Tories keep wrecking my career and sending me back to square one. Every time I pick myself off, dust myself down, start again and are getting someone before they do it again. Last one was Brexit.

I'm seriously at the point now that if they do it to me once more, I'll just dole-retire and give up.
79
23/03/2021 10:43:54 5 9
bbc
Along with the rising vaccine rates great news for Brexit Briton.
89
23/03/2021 10:47:27 4 5
bbc
You're forgetting all those on furlough who won't have a job to return to
51
23/03/2021 10:33:51 73 4
bbc
Have you thought of providing training for them? If there's short supply in the skills, then take on young people and train them up. Otherwise you end up short of people, and they're out of a job.

On the job training used to be very common, but died, partly due to the large skills base from Europe. To compete without access to that base we'll need to return to on the job training.
80
23/03/2021 10:43:58 11 5
bbc
But when kids leave school unable to read, write or do simple maths properly...
39
23/03/2021 10:29:51 27 9
bbc
Yes strawcat, but would you go picking fruit? Dont lecture about other people doing jobs that you wouldn't do.
81
23/03/2021 10:44:01 16 3
bbc
I did fruit picking back in New Zealand for a while. I was the only legal worker there, which should say something. If I wasn't living at home with my parents I would have made just about enough money to rent a very cheap shared room & pay for food. Its also not available all year round.

It might be different in the UK, but I seriously doubt it.
151
23/03/2021 11:05:17 13 1
bbc
No, no different here in the UK, or elsewhere in the world in my experience, the basic hands on labour of agricultural work is usually done by only the most desperate, and only as a means to an end. Many are illegal immigrants, or shipped from poor nations.

Have you ever seen the 'sea of plastic' in Southern Spain? It's where a lot of our fruit and veg comes from, and is a vision of hell.
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23/03/2021 10:27:38 15 24
bbc
Jobless crisis shows signs of easing but under-25s hit hard

Translation...

The young sold out by the Brexit minded Conservative cult that is

destroying the UK.

Trouble and division ahead as Scotland and Ireland walk and the

economy collapses.
82
23/03/2021 10:44:26 0 4
bbc
seriously??? Take a look at the unemplyment rate in the EU, pre and post covid, and ask yourself why millions of under 25's were heading here? .... what has been achieved in keeping unemployment relatively low is quite amazing. 'cult , brexit, tory, destroying uk' ..... calm down and try to undertsand how good we actually have it here
83
23/03/2021 10:40:45 32 9
bbc
Unless you completely discount zero hours contracts it’s irrelevant. You could have 100 people on your payroll with only 5 permanent staff members.
176
23/03/2021 11:09:57 27 8
bbc
Zero hours contracts are used to make unemployment numbers look good.

Many of the people on them are not working, not earning, and not even covered by the furlough scheme!
84
23/03/2021 10:41:09 2 9
bbc
People will have to retrain. So many jobs were almost zero skill. We need skilled, productive people. Best way is to start at the bottom and learn from those who have been doing it for years. No college nonsense.
126
23/03/2021 10:48:03 1 1
bbc
Those jobs don’t exist anymore, at least not enough of them. There’s no guarantees, no jobs for life.
64
23/03/2021 10:38:20 35 62
bbc
Item yesterday about a severe shortage of IT workers holding the country back. Maybe if a few more people applied themselves at school their futures would be rosier?
85
23/03/2021 10:45:35 52 17
bbc
I think you'll find that's largely because the country's education system is not especially well-geared towards building in-depth IT/digital skills. To suggest that it's because kids aren't applying themselves in school is a tired and short-sighted view, though one that always crops up from people like you who think their insight is somewhat ground-breaking or original.
225
23/03/2021 11:19:17 3 2
bbc
It wasn't 30-40 years ago either, but many of us came out with some great skills and found those jobs.
64
23/03/2021 10:38:20 35 62
bbc
Item yesterday about a severe shortage of IT workers holding the country back. Maybe if a few more people applied themselves at school their futures would be rosier?
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Ray
23/03/2021 10:46:54 8 19
bbc
My brother started out his life as a painter and decorator his 3 other brothers (me included) got educated and are now in good full time jobs. He did a 'woe is me' life crisis and is now currently on his IT course hoping to get CCNA, but he cant operate our SMEG kettle (its 2 button presses to start it) . Horses for courses I say, but yes why not try and see.
205
23/03/2021 11:15:39 5 2
bbc
Am I the only one wondering why someone thought it would be helpful to invent a Smug kettle that needs two buttons when every other electric kettle needs one?
411
23/03/2021 12:05:39 2 2
bbc
You should be proud of him trying to improve his lot through education. Not taking the *****
87
23/03/2021 10:47:11 52 25
bbc
The fact that unemployment is still only at 5% is remarkable considering what the country has been through. I know people like to criticise the Tories but what has been achieved is nothing short of a miracle, remember 3.5% is widely considered to be 'full employment'. Jobs are there if you're willing to take them rather than be 'picky', remember it's easier to get a job if you already have one
96
23/03/2021 10:49:51 22 9
bbc
Excellent news. BBC headline ?????
98
23/03/2021 10:50:08 8 7
bbc
But its a totally false figure while we have furlough.
187
23/03/2021 11:11:32 3 7
bbc
Every country with a furlough scheme has a low unemployment rate.

Wait till furlough ends and we start paying back the billions we've borrowed.

That's when you'll see the true economic effects!
286
23/03/2021 11:31:08 5 4
bbc
Print a trillion £, kick the can down the road, call it a miracle...
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ali
23/03/2021 12:39:25 2 0
bbc
Not necessarily its a full time job looking for a job these days, your better off not working and finding a job that suited to you, a lot of employers these days actually only employ you if your not working, start immediately and not pull you away from a permanent contract Just in case you fail your probationary period.
551
23/03/2021 12:43:24 2 1
bbc
End furlough & lets see the real situation please
562
23/03/2021 12:45:47 1 1
bbc
Thats because Sunak is propping them up with Furlough!
24/03/2021 11:45:04 0 0
bbc
You mean the cooking of figures and paying people to sit at home while considered employed on jobs that may not exist come the end of furlough?
57
23/03/2021 10:35:50 178 98
bbc
The BBC just can't get that every country is in the same position, talk down the UK, the UK is the worst at everything. Not one rational article from the BBC, they can't even admit that the Vacine rollout is going better than their beloved EU.
88
23/03/2021 10:47:27 8 29
bbc
We know who pay the BBC.... International elites ...political parties left or right are only the muppets if the elites
122
23/03/2021 10:58:06 18 45
bbc
That’s just not true.

The bbc is run by a Tory the employees are not allowed opinions.
997
24/03/2021 07:46:17 0 0
bbc
Who is “We”?
Come on let people know.
Somehow though ????
79
23/03/2021 10:43:54 5 9
bbc
Along with the rising vaccine rates great news for Brexit Briton.
89
23/03/2021 10:47:27 4 5
bbc
You're forgetting all those on furlough who won't have a job to return to
90
23/03/2021 10:47:44 6 8
bbc
Crisis, What Crisis? There are thousands of jobs available on farms throughout the UK. This was one of the Brexit bonuses; less Eastern European workers to pick the fruit and veg.
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JL
23/03/2021 10:52:47 2 2
bbc
I have to agree what crisis I wish unemployment levels were like this when I started work
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xlr
23/03/2021 11:05:52 0 1
bbc
I've noticed a genuine tendency for those who think this is a good thing to not actually want to do it.

But you're of course welcome to take those fruit picking jobs yourself...
Jobless is easing??? Yeah alright. Just wait for the cliff edge whenever furlough ends and 4-5m jobs disappear because the companies the people work for are just propping the staff up with money through the scheme.

When will people wake up on this c o r o n a scam.
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23/03/2021 10:51:58 0 1
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Just like the Brexit 'cliff edge'
Who is being scammed?
Take a look at yourself
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23/03/2021 11:04:57 0 2
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I well tell that To my my old neighbours son who is ,currently in intensive care due to Covid , they will be so heartened to hear it’s a scam and they have nothing to worry about
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23/03/2021 10:23:32 367 73
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I feel sorry for the under-25s

I don't care about leave vs remain, left vs right, young vs old etc - these young people are the future of a country, and a country IS it's people. They're being heaped with national debt, having freedoms reduced, struggling to find jobs, can't afford mortgages etc - then they're told they're lucky for not fighting in a world war by others who never fought one.
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23/03/2021 10:42:31 46 31
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The younger generation need to realise that most degrees entitle you to absolutely diddly squat. It is aptitude and attitude that count. Be reliable, presentable and have a can do attitude.
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23/03/2021 10:53:31 51 14
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How many people have you spoken to who think that having a university degree 'entitles' them to anything? Or is this just something you're assuming because large numbers of younger people are going to university? The real issue is that whilst a degree is certainly not a guarantee of success, not having one nowadays is a much larger impediment than it used to be. You even need one to join the Met!
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23/03/2021 11:07:52 18 4
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The problem is now so many have degrees that it has become the entry requirement. Sadle yourself with debt for the opportunity to get a job that pays above minimum wage. I just don't think the idea of getting a foot in the door with can do attitude widely exists anymore, you need a degree to get that foot in the door.
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23/03/2021 11:08:20 16 6
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A degree is often the foundation for learning a skilled profession.

I can train a school leaver to be a scientist, but I really need them to have a degree at minimum. I don't have the time or the inclination to teach them the basics like scientific notation, algebra, valency, etc. Stuff they need to know. Stuff they will learn during a degree.
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23/03/2021 11:23:56 5 4
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Shut up, behave yourself, do as you're told, don't rock the boat and suck up to the boss.
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23/03/2021 11:34:21 5 5
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Reliable, presentable and knowing nowt. It's a recipe for getting stuck in a dead end job, that's for sure - and for being taken for granted by those who did go to college. A great way for normalising 'zero-hour' contracts and workers who will beg for scraps.

We need more people undertaking tertiary education, not fewer - else this downward spiral continues. Knowledge is power.
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23/03/2021 11:49:12 5 6
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A can do attitude that gets you 1 interview out of a lot of applications. Shut up with these stupid phrases and admit you're out of touch
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23/03/2021 12:11:30 3 4
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But if our youngsters don't do degrees, we'd have no nurses, midwives, physics, drs, vets, engineers, teachers, etc, etc. As others have said, many jobs now require a degree-whether that's right or wrong is another conversation-the fact it's required means that many need to take degrees.
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23/03/2021 10:28:52 133 54
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And most often have to work zero hour and minimum wage jobs to get by.

The absolute minimum we could do for those is spare them lectures about "financial responsibility", "saving" and "careful investment". When one is living on ZHC, putting a tenner in the kitchen drawer to cover some cheap Mac&Cheese for those weeks with no hours is about as far as those concepts go.
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23/03/2021 10:43:17 21 38
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Always been the way. I worked zero hours in the 1980s, and quite enjoyed it. Was never out of work unless I wanted to be.
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23/03/2021 11:07:07 9 7
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I'm guessing that you didn't have to apply for a mortgage in the 80s then, even though if you were working in the 80s properties relative to average income were really cheap.
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23/03/2021 10:31:21 14 18
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Well we have all of these 'unemployed' people in the UK who actually refuse to do certain jobs, like picking fruit or working in care-homes

There are tens of thousands of these jobs now since Brexit

If they won't do these jobs then why should the rest of us continue to pay their benefits?

Perhaps they should have worked harder at school rather than just messing about and leaving with nothing?
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23/03/2021 10:43:22 5 3
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Most of those jobs are given to immigrants because they will work in deplorable conditions and the include accommodation which has to be taken out of their wage. You have no idea what you’re talking about.
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23/03/2021 10:38:20 35 62
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Item yesterday about a severe shortage of IT workers holding the country back. Maybe if a few more people applied themselves at school their futures would be rosier?
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23/03/2021 10:43:58 23 48
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Careful, facts don;t go down well with lefties!
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23/03/2021 10:55:48 9 13
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Wel I was going to mention how they educate differently in Germany and so on, but then saw the News they are locked down for Easter !!, and we are lifting it with 6 in the garden allowed. Put that in your vaccinated pipe and smoke it. Schadenfreude anyone ?
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How would you know, given that you so rarely post them?
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23/03/2021 12:07:47 3 6
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You are aware over the last 11 years we've had a right wing government in power?

Just thought I'd check.

IT is not being taught in schools to anywhere near the level it should be.
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23/03/2021 10:47:11 52 25
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The fact that unemployment is still only at 5% is remarkable considering what the country has been through. I know people like to criticise the Tories but what has been achieved is nothing short of a miracle, remember 3.5% is widely considered to be 'full employment'. Jobs are there if you're willing to take them rather than be 'picky', remember it's easier to get a job if you already have one
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23/03/2021 10:49:51 22 9
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Excellent news. BBC headline ?????
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23/03/2021 11:35:06 3 4
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You need to hit that filter button labelled "only tell me the things that I want to hear and not the facts that make me question the govt"
The schools are a major reason for this
The teachers have never been employed in the 'real world' and pass on their lack of knowledge of industry and real world problems onto our kids
NUT's just full of Trots are in world of leftist fantasy and delusion
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23/03/2021 10:50:02 0 1
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Voted up in principle but even the school staff with no such principles need to push for high achievement over practical skill to boost their ratings to retain their OFSTED place and not scare away parents who naturally want the best possiable educational outcome That said with the loss of a easily availability of cheap labour we need schools to send out a whole range of skills & abilities
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23/03/2021 10:47:11 52 25
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The fact that unemployment is still only at 5% is remarkable considering what the country has been through. I know people like to criticise the Tories but what has been achieved is nothing short of a miracle, remember 3.5% is widely considered to be 'full employment'. Jobs are there if you're willing to take them rather than be 'picky', remember it's easier to get a job if you already have one
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23/03/2021 10:50:08 8 7
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But its a totally false figure while we have furlough.
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23/03/2021 10:43:46 55 9
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Great to see this happening, a lot of these jobs may not be the quality careers folks want but those opportunities tend to come along with 3 things - time, experience and qualifications . That has always been the way of it (i started work in the 70s at a low level- was exactly the same then).
Keep trying hard it tends to pay off in the end.
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23/03/2021 10:50:11 56 31
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Totally agree, but please don't expect modern entitlement woke to appreciate what you are saying.
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23/03/2021 12:26:27 3 12
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Totally disagree but I don't fit into your neat little box. I guess you are not as clever as you thought. But then you are 'sleeping' through life.
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23/03/2021 13:08:24 4 3
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What are you on about? Just because right wing columnists love to make things up? Talk to real people sometimes
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23/03/2021 10:50:53 4 4
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What a rubbish time to be young, it's a close run thing thing whether it was worse for being burnt for heresy in the middle ages or being burnt on social media now for expressing views that don't conform to a sjw agenda.
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23/03/2021 11:59:55 2 1
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Its a rubbish time full stop. Age doesn't come on to it.