Despite media hype following on from the Olympics telling us how in the country as a whole unemployment has decreased, our local Scunthorpe MP Nic Dakin has a contrary view, which seems to reflect accurately what has actually been reported locally.
Writing on his facebook page Nic Said "
The number of claimants is 204 higher than in July 2011 and 3 higher than in June 2012.
figures are particually worrying as towards the end of the year
The Government need to look at areas such as
that Nic is right to
stand up and make it clear that this claim by the government in the national
press is nothing other than political spin designed to make our political leaders look good,
while papering over the cracks, ignoring the situation which affects a large
amount of the population, and essentially blaming
the victim for being out of
work. This divide and rule tactic has been used constantly by governments to create prejudice between worker, claimant, job
seeker and invalid. This news comes as we find our that JJB will cease trading
the major issues we have in
It's all too easy nowadays to blame the job seeker for not wanting work, or for being too lazy, or for relying on benefits, as this is increasingly the message we are given by government and media alike. We here at Visit Scunthorpe do not believe this is the case, and would like to hear peoples "Job seeker" stories - so email through your experiences of looking for work in Scunthorpe, good and bad, and we'll put together an article which gives a more balanced view than the national media, by talking to and including those who are really involved - you.
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