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New Figures 'Bad News For Town', Says MP

Tuesday August 27 2013


Dan Jarvis MP Dan Jarvis MP


RECENT figures have shown there's been a slight increase in unemployment rates - with more young people out of work now than the previous month.

The number of people out of work has risen from 2,937 to 2,947 in Barnsley Central, and the number of young people out of work has jumped from 835 to 855 in a month.

MP Dan Jarvis said these latest figures signal bad news for Barnsley.

"Over the past month, I have spoken to many unemployed people from across the town who are desperate to get into work, but have had the door slammed shut in their faces.

"This is desperately disappointing when we consider what Barnsley has to offer. We have a brilliant entrepreneurial spirit, a first-class business acumen and a strong determination to go to work.

"I have consistently said that jobs are my main priority in Barnsley Central. I know that getting people off of the dole queue and into jobs will be vital to us changing the local, regional and national profile of our town."

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Reply Posted by Mark on Tuesday August 27 2013 at 17:04
Well Mr Jarvis, if your main priority is attracting jobs to Barnsley, you have clearly failed.

Reply Posted by Fawkes on Tuesday August 27 2013 at 18:02
Its all talk jarvis . Start putting sound bites into real action. Or are you just another career MP who's just on the gravy train for a free ride ?

Reply Posted by Ackerman on Tuesday August 27 2013 at 18:36
Dan Jarvis couldn't give 2 hoot's about the unemployed in the town, He is like the rest of them, in it for the cash.


Reply Posted by Paul on Tuesday August 27 2013 at 20:01
Spoken by a true Yorkshire man ,, my arse ... Want change vote UKIP , look at what labour av tried to hide in Rotherham ,

Reply Posted by Stevo on Tuesday August 27 2013 at 20:10
And just exactly how are UKIP going to change anything?
Their only policy which will grab them votes is the policy on immigration, the rest of UKIP policy is exactly the same as Tory Policy.

AND you forgot the monumental cock ups made by Labour controlled Doncaster council.

Reply Posted by Paul,, on Tuesday August 27 2013 at 20:41
Typical,, listen Stevo UKIP are the only party who want to change the major policies ie..immigration , foreign policy , tax ,, and Europe ..I believe these are our problems , if you think different then so b it...personally I think party politics should be out of running councils until voting becomes compulsory ,that's my view..

Reply Posted by Stevo on Wednesday August 28 2013 at 14:18
To make major change then you have to have not only radical but credible policy.
The only tangible policy that UKIP have is the one on immigration.
I'm not saying I agree with that one either, at least the UKIP immigration "policy" could be deemed "risqué" at worst it could be deemed Nazi- Esque.

UKIP want to pull us out of Europe, if they succeed then we as a country are finished and will become bankrupt within months.
We needs to be done is to wrestle our powers back, powers that Labour handed them on a plate.
We need to control who we let in to work and who we let into play and we need to be able to decide who we can and cant deport without anyone jumping on the Human rights bandwagon.

That's for starters.

Reply Posted by becks on Wednesday August 28 2013 at 09:32
If people so desperately wanted a job they could get one! The problem is that they turn up their noses at cleaning jobs and jobs considered hard work for min wage and people from outside this country snap them up instead n work twice as hard at it n are grateful for it!

Reply Posted by Stevo on Wednesday August 28 2013 at 13:34
Perhaps if employers stopped employing Eastern Europeans, paid more than the minimum wage and employed people directly rather than via "hire and fire" employment agencies then people would quite happily go out cleaning toilets.

"people from outside this country snap them up instead n work twice as hard at it n are grateful for it!"

They only snap the work up because it is considerably more than what they would earn back in their own countries and that is all they are here for MONEY, our MONEY , MONEY that they are taking out of local peoples pockets.
MONEY that they are sending back home to their families back in Eastern Europe!

Reply Posted by rainbow on Wednesday August 28 2013 at 11:39
Most the jobs we used to do are done in China where workers are cheaper and the don't have any human rights. Until that changes the prospect for jobs in Barnsley will continue to be very bleak.

Reply Posted by Stevo on Wednesday August 28 2013 at 13:51
yes we do have Human Rights Legislation in this country, it is enforced on us by the EU as Labour idiotically signed up for it.
We now do not have a say in who we can and cant deport, Abu Qatada anyone?
But that another story, back to the topic in hand......

What we do not have is tangible Employment Legislation, in the current and extremely bleak world of work in Barnsley we have employers and agencies that actively discriminate against local people by only hiring Eastern Europeans on zero hours contracts, firms like Symphony, Asos and a few others are making MILLIONS of pounds on the backs of cheap foreign labour.
All the while we have one of the highest youth unemployment figures for a town of our size in Western Europe.

The prospect for any jobs in Barnsley is extremely bleak and until tougher employment legislation is in place to combat employers and employment agencies that actively discriminate against local people then it is only ever going to get worse.

Asos and other firms in town actually get a "bonus" for employing Foreign workers, not a lot of people know this.
This "policy" is in itself highly discriminatory to local people.

Reply Posted by blueber on Wednesday August 28 2013 at 14:43
Dan jarvis is up against it trying to fight the tory evil that hates the lower classes

Reply Posted by sarah on Wednesday August 28 2013 at 19:56
the reason our mps arent listening to us regarding these poles and such is that they dont live in barnsley so they dont see them as a problem. These people live mainly in doncaster sheffield and rotherham yes too many from town but i see the bus loads and train loads that they get off and walk down to asos, symphony. There are 3 warehouses in doncaster that have mainly poles working there so its not just barnsley jobs theyve taken. Its down to the agencies that send them in as they get bonuses from the government for finding them jobs so no mp or councillor is going to do jack about it because they cant.

Reply Posted by Miss.N on Wednesday August 28 2013 at 21:37
Anyone against the EU needs to research more into what they do for us. Say goodbye to your cheap Spanish holidays and foreign grown fruit if we leave! Oh and the Human Rights act imposed by the EU protects us a lot; maybe you should do more reading on the subject instead of blindly following political parties bleating their shit for their own agenda.

Reply Posted by Craig on Friday August 30 2013 at 17:55
What's the difference between people from aboard getting jobs here and brits travelling to other countries to work?

Reply Posted by Fawkes on Saturday August 31 2013 at 00:38
The main problem with the minimum wage and the legislation concerning free travel of goods and workers through out Europe is . These laws were passed on the assumption the countries in the EU would be of a equal financial status . But is just not so .The minimum pay of the UK is a kings ransom when taken back to Poland and other countries of the same stature. The Eastern Europeans go back home with a kings ransom only to be replaced by more looking to make their fortune. ok some do stay but not many. But don't blame them .you would do the same .

Reply Posted by Stevo on Saturday August 31 2013 at 03:54
Yes I actually agree with you, however, the EU is and has always been a big con and is probably the biggest failed "project" in the entire history of mans existence on planet earth.
The experiment was to get the "poorer" countries into the EU, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania (to name but a few) and ensure that they had equal footing with other "rich" countries and to spread the wealth to said poorer countries.
Anyone with an ounce of economic sense knows that a weak economy, such as Greece would never be able to fit into the EU and would need a bailout, same goes for Portugal, Spain and even Italy.

Germany and France were the biggest driving force behind the formation of the EU, hardly surprising when Germany have a massive manufacturing base and the French agricultural economy is heavily subsidised, can you see a pattern emerging here?

We now have upwards of 1 million Eastern European financial migrants and the only reason they are here is one thing and one thing only MONEY.

We can sugar coat it as much as we want but that is all it boils down to.
I have no problem with them coming over if they work, what I vociferously object to is the employers and agencies that only employ said Eastern Europeans and openly discriminate against local people by not giving them the first bite of the cherry when vacancies are advertised.

Symphony (Grimethorpe) have the highest percentage of migrant workers in our borough, they employ 92% Eastern Europeans, yes you read that right 92% Eastern Europeans, all whilst our town has one of the highest youth unemployment rates in Western Europe.

Something is very very wrong with those figures, think about it.

Reply Posted by sid on Saturday August 31 2013 at 15:24
My god. I had no idea about the Symphony numbers! This type of thing really does need shouting from the rooftops. Only then might something be done. On the other hand I'm glad I don't know much of the things posted on here,I'm worried it,d send me bonkers.
The people in power have to make changes,its disgusting.
Why is there no one that will print these things in our papers,or do I need to just make myself more aware as I,m missing it.
These factories have taken place,quite literally of our mines,but our own workforce are being discounted. I'm sure originally when these massive factories were built,this was supposed to be to lift our own employment. I don't get it,where and how did it go so wrong. I'm just quite livid by your figures Stevo, I,m off for a mad thrashing walk,...past bloody Symphony, .

Reply Posted by Stevo on Saturday August 31 2013 at 20:07
I'm afraid it is the truth mate.

Now let me make this absolutely crystal clear before the politically correct namby pamby idiots that post on here pounce on me with great fervour, I have no problem with the Eastern Europeans per se, the problem I have is with the employers and employment agencies that only employ Eastern Europeans and actively discriminate against our own local people all whilst we have one of the highest youth unemployment rates for a town of our size in western Europe.

I have contacted all the MP'S in our area and they couldn't give a monkeys, Dugher who is the MP for the Grimethorpe area couldn't give a toss about what happens in the world of work in his constituency, he is more interested in become a career gravy trainer member of parliament and getting his mug in the press for his own personal promotion and vastly inflated ego.
Shows how egotistical he is he even has his own website to promote his own self!
I sincerely hope that people remember this the next time that they go to the ballot box.

No one will dare print anything like this in the papers as it could be deemed "racist" by the politically correct idiots that not only run our country but control the media.

Look at what replaced the mining industry, call centres!
Yes it is a good thing that jobs are being created in the "Grimethorpe corridor" and very good use of former "brownfield" sites but you have to look at the bigger picture, namely Asos,... Are you ready? Then here we go...

Asos relecated from Hertfordshire to Barnsley as the transport links were excellent for their new centralised warehousing facility.
However, as the warehouse is built on a former brownfield site then that attracted major EU subsidies which were in the MILLIONS.
Their former warehouse back in Hertfordshire has since been sold on at a massive profit to the Asos group.

They knew full well that relocating from Hertfordshire to Barnsley would also bring massive financial benefits, EU subsidised property, massive profit on their former site and knew that in Barnsley we have nearly twice the national average unemployment figures.
They knew that people in our town are / were desperate for jobs and knew full well that they could get away paying the minimum wage and only employing via employment agencies, cutting their overheads dramatically.

What they didn't bank on was the amount of people taking employment at the company via employment agencies, finding out that Asos were indeed a "crap" company before moving on to pastures new.

What Asos now have is one of if not the highest turnovers of staff in western Europe.
To stem the tide of people leaving, Asos actively encouraged the employment agencies that supply them the "labour" to only send them Eastern European migrant workers as they knew full well that the Eastern Europeans will work all day for the minimum wage.

The percentage of Eastern Europeans employed at Asos via employment agencies is nigh on 50% now, again, all whilst we have one of the worst youth unemployment rates for a town of our size in western Europe.

Asos have recently announced they intend to extend the Grimethorpe warehouse, they have also announced a massive 40% leap in profits.
To the lay man this sounds absolutely fantastic, but whilst ever they are employing Eastern Europeans on slave labour minimum wage and zero hours contracts, then the profit making opportunities at Asos are only ever going to go up.

The sole employment of Eastern Europeans on crap money and crap contracts is tantamount to racketeering and modern day slavery and I massively discriminatory to our own local people.

As far as I am concerned zero hours contracts should be abolished and the minimum wage should be at least £9 an hour.
Yes £9 an hour does sound rather excessive but if companies paid £9 an hour then that would mean more than 2 million people would be taken out of the tax credit system, a benefit that has grown at an exponential rate over the last few years, more people would have more money in their pockets and more spending power; stimulating the economy as a result.
Not only that we would remove those people from the benefits system saving the taxpayer hundreds of millions of pounds a year.

We also need a workplace "cap" on migrant workers of ten percent as far as I am concerned.

We also need to introduce laws that combats the highly discriminatory piece of legislation that pays £1000+ per foreign migrant employed by either an agency or directly by an employer.

Again this is a piece of EU legislation that is discriminatory to the UK populous people of working age.

Reply Posted by lol on Wednesday September 4 2013 at 20:33
What da doing writing a book.

Reply Posted by miss s on Saturday August 31 2013 at 07:41
There's no argument really all the political parties say they are going to do this that and the other to help our country but it's all rubbish just to get you to vote for them! As soon as they get in to power they quickly change their mind and only line their own pockets it's all crap!

Reply Posted by Fawkes on Saturday August 31 2013 at 11:22
The problem with the whole policy was to first get the poor countries onto a more level financial footing before opening the doors to migrants Both major parties are to blame for the mess the UK is in .Labour because its ever lasting strive for political correctness and also its think these working class migrants would actually vote Labour.The Conservative because it suited the aganda to keep to working class poor and to pander to the paymaster who own the factories paying poor wages.The truth is migrants keep wages in to UK artificially low by flooding to labour market with workers.

Reply Posted by Stevo on Saturday August 31 2013 at 15:06
More or less exactly what I said in my post above Fawkes.

Just yesterday Labour were saying that immigration is good for our country and they would welcome more immigrants with open arms.

Tell that to the people who can not get into their local schools, hospitals, GP surgeries, etc etc etc

I still can not believe people vote for these idiots!

Labour are finished, they are politically correct namby pamby idiots who do not retain true to their original ideals of being the party for the average worker.
If anyone on here thinks that Labour will win at the next general election then they are seriously deluded.

Back to the topic in hand:

Tis not just the migrants themselves, companies actively advertise vacancies in Eastern Europe to entice migrant workers to the UK with the promise of a job on "slave Labour" Minimum wage, which as we have both rightly surmised is more than they would earn in the respective countries.

There are 800,000 UK vacancies on the EMAA (EU) Website, the most vacancies anywhere in Europe, the website also actively promotes migration to the UK for EU subjects to find jobs as it offers migrants "expenses" of up to 800 Euros.

Doesn't work the other way round though, If I was to say go and work in Spain (no that theres any jobs there) I could NOT claim ANY expenses, I have already looked into this.

The EU and Germany. France and Belgium in particular do NOT want migrant workers in their countries and that is exactly why they are heavily promoting UK jobs to migrant workers.

NIMBY attitude on a massive scale, we don't want them , dump them on the UK.

We now find ourselves governed by France, Germany and Belgium by the Europrats and have to adhere to every major piece of legislation these buffons come out with, this has a massive detrimental effect on the UK as a whole.

Time to wrestle our powers back now!

Reply Posted by sid on Saturday August 31 2013 at 20:50
I don't understand what our government has to gain by putting its own people on the dole and paying migrants who its obvious are draining our resources whilst living here.
I don't get it. I can't see the motive.
I employ a few guys,on more than the min.wage I must add,and I'm in my own little bubble I suppose. I will say tho,I pay an effing fortune out to the government and its truly holding my business back. You do really need a heart like a lion to run a small business these days. I enjoy the work,but the rewards are,not really there these days. They are kicking us little UN's in the teeth too. They want us all gone,but I'm not sure why. They're not allowing us to grow,just keeping us bobbing about paying taxes. We even have to pay £200 per year now to play a beat up old radio. They're leaching us.

Reply Posted by Stevo on Sunday September 1 2013 at 11:39
The Tories want to demonise the poor killing them off slowly but surely by their murdering arm Atos.
They label benefit claimants as scroungers and use their propaganda arms like the Sun, Daily Mail and Telegraph to spew bile about benefit claimants on a daily basis.

Benefits cost a mere 1% of the UK's gross domestic product (GDP) and their is no need for them to cut it or introduce the bedroom tax.
Their "reasoning" is to keep the poor poor and the workers that receive slave labour minimum wage subservient to ensure they don't descend on parliament with their pitchforks.

They Tories are all about the rich keeping their riches and will do absolutely everything in their power to ensure they remain rich.
They do not care if several hundred thousand people die after having their benefits stripped.
They do not care that people are starving.
They do not care that we have one of the highest youth unemployment rates in the modern world.

Now to the Labour party which so many people in our borough seem to love .
Labour were hell bent on being that politically correct that the effectively signed everything away to Europe and opened the floodgates to MILLIONS of immigrants that have crippled our schools, hospitals, GP surgeries taken a large proportion of the jobs available and drove drown our wages and standards of living as a result.

The only winners on immigration are the unscrupulous companies and employment agencies that employ migrant workers and the migrants themselves who send vast amounts of money back to their home countries.

Whatever your political persuasion is, immigration has done nothing for the average man in the street and the UK as a whole.

The sooner people realise this the better as far as I am concerned.

Reply Posted by sid on Saturday August 31 2013 at 20:30
You no stevo, I knew not one bit off this. I seriously didnt. Now I do,I'm really,well, I can't describe it. I can't get my head around all the lies,cheating and under cover goings on. I'm not sure I'm glad I know either, I can't see how it will ever change for the better as far as the ordinary working man/woman is concerned. We,re in shit street. As they say, the truth hurts. We've been sold down the river. Money talks,and we,re not allowed any so we've lost our voice!

Reply Posted by Fawkes on Saturday August 31 2013 at 23:12
SID . you have had your eyes opened .Now look at the truth!

Reply Posted by sid on Saturday August 31 2013 at 23:23
God. Don't know if I want to know anymore seeing as I can't do sodall about any of it.
I'm going back into my little bubble. I'm in shock at the deviousness of all of this.
I really am. Poor young kids,crap job prospects and our government kinda turning not just a blind eye,but actually allowing it to happen. I can't believe it all. Call me nieve but I knew none of it. In fact I,m proud I do employ our own local guys,who by the way stay with my company,well 20yrs and over. But these other things have shocked me.

Reply Posted by stevo on Sunday September 1 2013 at 11:16
Sid, i'm glad you employ local lads and you should be commended in this day and age.

The stuff I know is merely a tiny bit of info about what is happening here in the UK,The Tories can control the media but they will never stop the power of the internet and the activists that ensure the truth comes out, eventually.

Reply Posted by sid on Sunday September 1 2013 at 11:34
Not sure Stevo. I feel now that they've got their feet under the table,all the money,all the land,and government backing.
Its proper peed me off in truth. Seems like were having to accept all the things going on. I've been thinking about stuff and I've come to the conclusion that my vote is worthless,and even if it was worth anything,who would be worthy of my tick. No one is telling the truth. When the truth does come out,does anything change for the better? I knew things were bad,but you've opened my eyes and the lights flipping hurting them. Sounds over the top maybe,but its true.

Reply Posted by mae brussel on Monday September 2 2013 at 01:17
If you go to london. you will find that less than35% of its 7+ million population is english.
If you go to kensington or the wealthy parts. and i dont mean the poor who only have around 5 mill in the bank. mostly come from middle east india and far east.
These are the people who really own this country

Reply Posted by sid on Monday September 2 2013 at 08:55
I fear you,re right Mae.
I'm still dumbstruck by the info in Stevo,s posts.
Ah well,I'll poddle up to my office now and earn more tax for some sod higher up to whittle away.

Reply Posted by lol on Wednesday September 4 2013 at 20:40
Hes only in the job/ nicking Eric Isleys pension money for nothing Dire Striats.

Reply Posted by Eugene Seber on Saturday July 5 2014 at 07:47
Joyful to become here