Monday, 27 October 2014

There may be Job creation but is it low waged?

The BBC has come up with the news that The Welsh government says 83% of people move into a job, apprenticeship or training at the end of six months
A scheme to get young people into temporary work has hit its target of creating 16,000 job opportunities almost 18 months ahead of schedule.
Jobs Growth Wales, which gets people aged 16-24 into work for six months, has created 16,108 opportunities and filled 12,730 vacancies since April 2012, the Welsh government said.
The original target date to hit 16,000 was March 2016.
Deputy Skills Minister Julie James was "very pleased" to reach it sooner.
Jobs Growth Wales pays the person's salary with the hope they will be offered a job at the end of the six months.
Eight out of 10 of the opportunities created by the programme were taken by private sector employers.
Ms James said: "Jobs Growth Wales is playing an important role in helping our young people start a range of exciting careers."

In September, the Welsh Liberal Democrats criticised the scheme, claiming the majority of people would have found work without it.

The LibDem may wel be right but then it may an An Ipsos Mori review suggested that 73% did not need it.

Indeed maybe true of all these Government schemes whether  from Westminster or Cardiff  real purpose is to give the impression that they are doing something about it,

My own experience of these Jobs schemes is that those more likely to get a job are cherry picked and  promoted by those running it thereby giving the impression of success.

What we need is Job creation schemes not job placement  or promotion schemes .

And well paid Jobs as well

A record five million UK workers are now in low-paid jobs, research from a think tank suggests.
Those earning less than two thirds of median hourly pay - equivalent to £7.69 an hour - rose by 250,000 to 5.2m last year, the Resolution Foundation said.

It said a "growing rump" of low-paid jobs was a problem for ministers because it kept tax revenues low.
It puts the Westminster boast of Britain's unemployment rate dropping  to 6 percent for the June to August period, down from 6.4 percent in the three months before and the lowest rate since 2008 somewhat into perceptive.

The Office of National Statistics said Wednesday there were 1.97 million unemployed people, 538,000 fewer than a year earlier. The agency says it was the largest annual fall in unemployment since records began in 1972
But what sought of Jobs are they going into how many are part time or on the minimum wage?
We need to take a look at these figures  to gauge is it a sign we are climbing out of recession or is Low Wage a sign that it is the poorest who are still suffering from it,

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