Friday, March 30, 2012

We own land! Give us cheap and subsidised labour!

Landlord pilots paid work scheme for young unemployed

A housing association has launched the UK’s first pilot for a new employment programme that will see landlords help unemployed young people get on the career ladder. Proving Talent, a scheme launched last week at the House of Commons and attended by Employment Minister Chris Grayling MP, will pay young people at least the minimum wage in jobs lasting between six months and a year. Radian – which manages around 18,000 homes in the South of England – has now launched the first pilot in the country, offering six places to young unemployed to fill before April.

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4 thoughts on “We own land! Give us cheap and subsidised labour!

  • It’s the YTS all over again. Two years I did that, working full time for £25.00 a week which I blew on make-up, records and shoes. It was like a permanent school disco, with a dozen hormonal girls all trying to attract the attention of the one decent looking bloke. I did learn enough electronics to work on an assembly line, although, there weren’t any jobs assembling stuff at the end of it. This is a signal the government isn’t going to bother trying to come up with a useful plan. They just need to keep the numbers of sixteen to eighteen year olds roaming the streets to a minimum to stop the place looking untidy. If I was 16 again and facing this I’d start learning German and head for Berlin or one of the other major German cities pronto.

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  • sibley's b'stard child says:

    “Boy, come hither, it’s almost year-end, do my tax-returns tout-de-suite. For god’s sake boy, a little forelock tugging and cap doffing wouldn’t go amiss either.”

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  • [email protected] That’s much more appropriate than many will realize. The world of the monetarist, like Dave and Gideon, is the England of the nineteenth century. No modern society has grown into existence using monetarist economics. No modern state that sacrifices itself to monetarism remains remotely modern.

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  • mark wadsworth says:

    SBC, Fubar, correct, that’s why the powers that be need to push the Homey agenda by making programmes like Downton to support the myth of the benevolent land owner (that’s a tautology, it’s like a kindly rapist etc), everybody dreams of being the one per cent of landowners, not realising that 99% of us are doomed to be servants, labourers etc.

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