Sadly yes monsieur purnell, i finger that label your way.
In this, the day of super-power like computing capabilities, the fact his old service is still unable to provide a honed and targeted individual package for someone to effectively get back into employment, is an indictment of the failure of his tenure in that post.
It’s surely not restricted to the realms of rocket science or polymaths to work out what needs to be done. Or maybe it is, and i'm simply barking at a reflection of myself looking at the moon.
Provide targeted training/courses to the growing ranks of the unemployed and not the mickey-mouse/happy-meal type schemes they're so fond of trotting out just to have a good sound bite come question time.
But that requires, oh, thinking! Thinking of actually improving the lot of other people and not just trying to ensure their own tarnished pots of lucre are full to overflowing.
Over a quick couple of minutes even i popped up with this scatty list.
- What do people want to do?
- What jobs are available on the market?
- Are business willing to allow people who are on decent courses the time to work, learn & train?
- Will there be a decent level of payment (for employee/trainer and employer alike) or will it just turn into viewing a revolting new dole face every 6 months?
- At the end will the claimant gain that bit of essential paper, will they have the possibility of improving their skills, get into work, or simply thrown back on the pile?
New technology, new industries are growing whilst the vast majority of growing unemployed are missing out on the benefits these potential avenues could foster, as the country itself loses out, and all whilst the ferrets continue to fight amongst themselves.
It's time the country stopped relying on esoteric services and outsourcing its soul, to once more have another science/industrial renaissance capable of producing tangible decent goods that people can actually use, that has function, reduces our energy hostage value, cuts down our dependence on energy companies; and heaven forbid helps (however belatedly) our environment and makes people net exporters to the nation.
So as the start of this rabid uttering of pitiful rubbish says. Good riddance!