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Unemployment to Disappear in Ipswich!

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MyGo will offer 16 to 24 year olds in Ipswich and the surrounding areas free training, career and employment support.

Led by businesses, local councils, New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership and Jobcentre Plus, the programme aims to halve youth unemployment in the greater Ipswich area over the next two years.

Ipswich MP Ben Gummer (Mayor of Ipswich, Minister for Ipswich, Vice-President of the City of London, President of the Lady Lane Shrine of Healers – Atos –  and Directorial Adviser of the East Anglian Daily Times) said he was delighted that MyGo was beginning its important work this week.

“I am committed to achieving full employment for young people in Ipswich; MyGo will be vital to making that happen,” he said

Mr Gummer will accompany Iain Duncan Smith, the work and pensions secretary, to meet managers, caseworkers and young people at the centre on November 20.


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  1. Magic!! 🙂

    Paul Daniels

    November 18, 2014 at 4:24 pm

  2. Unemployment – now you see it.. now you don’t 🙂

    Tommy Cooper - The Great Magician!!

    November 18, 2014 at 4:27 pm

  3. MyGo sounds like a small car. It happens to be a small smartphone manufacturer or model name.

    I can tell you that this replaces the Suffolk County Council C&YP drop-in centre/careers service in Fore Street. The difference with this one is it seems that DWP/Jobcentre Plus are fully involved and this will mean those going there will be jumping through hoops and thrown on useless schemes or forced into an “apprenticeship”.

    The announcement of IDS attending is the final nail in the coffin of a project that seems (to the naive) to be what was needed years ago to help people into work. For me, this seems to be solely about sorting out the numbers of unemployment – quite literally.

    Apprenticeships at McDonalds and “Apprentice Turkey Chef” is few of the jobs on offer… since when does anyone get the title of Chef on £2.60/hour or £80/week whilst being trained? A bit more extreme than the Trainee Chef positions of yesteryear. Then you got the retail jobs too… the NVQ isn’t worth the paper its written on. These sort of jobs always got the minimum wage and with some basic training anyone can do it. Making them apprenticeships, saves the employer from having to cough up the minimum wage.

    Just think if these young adults had to pay normal price for food, groceries etc. … oh wait, they do. This attitude also means by sorting out the NEET issue, anyone who falls outside of the 25 and under category (of around 1 million unemployed) – thats most people – will have no chance in finding work. Quite clever really, breaking the bigger problem into smaller chunks.

    So basically this new centre will force people into low paid work. As can be expected. Its like all the houses now in Ipswich with the Solar Panels… people only have them to stop those call centres ringing up all the time … solar panels,. free boiler etc. just so these private businesses can claim their commission off the Government. Silly really.

    It would be cheaper to get all these people they “help” proper jobs.

    Universal Jobmatch

    November 18, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    • Mygo…. aygo…. 😀


      November 18, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    • Nice to know you are still around and still alive Universal Jobmatch, and haven’t joined us on ‘the other side’ just yet 😀

      Lowestoft's Finest (Deceased)

      November 18, 2014 at 5:06 pm

      • Yeah, just lurking in the shadows (probably sounds more creepy than it needs to lol)

        Universal Jobmatch

        November 18, 2014 at 5:08 pm

  4. Is IDS going to be successful in eliminating youth unemployment in Ipswich?

    Well, IDS was also supposed to make poverty disappear in Easterhouse back in 2002!

    Instead, IDS is described as “the architect of the biggest assault on the poor in living memory”.

    Tory policy is “harassing and intimidating unemployed people, and the result is a huge spike in the number of people receiving no benefits at all”.

    Many people face a “permanent balancing act of choosing what not to pay, or what not to buy”. (Some choice)!

    IDS “wept at the plight of the poor yet now hands out punishments that must bring tears to their eyes.”

    These are some quotes from a recent report about life in Easterhouse under Tory austerity measures – quotes which I’m sure could easily be applied all over the country today!



    November 18, 2014 at 5:30 pm

  5. Why is another crackpot schame needed when we’ve got the fantastical outperforming ?? Waste Programme.

    And why do the idiots think they can help/force 16 people all into the 1 job.

    Another Fine Mess

    November 18, 2014 at 10:26 pm

  6. Make no mistake, the only thing IDS and his ilk will make disappear, is the Welfare State!


    November 19, 2014 at 8:41 am

  7. super ted

    November 19, 2014 at 9:39 pm

  8. Youth jobs were lost on the ghost town centres from the loss of state pension payout more and more til from 2013 stopped gaining state pension payout at 60 to women. Look in any town centres, you will see the over 50s shopping, many times with elderly parents.

    With benefit sanctions just as liable to someone 60 and disabled, as to a young mother with a new baby, that have grown to nearly a million over the last year, then the coming total abolition of state pension for huge numbers
    for women born from 1953 and men born from 1951,
    will see people on no benefit and no state pension, so no food money in old age.

    So Ipswich, like other towns, will see town centres reduce even more, with the loss of youth jobs in small to medium indepedent retailers, as the big shops go to out of town retail parks with jobs that leave people with insufficient wages to buy food passing through the till before them.


    November 20, 2014 at 12:20 am

  9. Copper given paint job 😀


    November 20, 2014 at 6:28 am

  10. Abolish Workfare

    November 20, 2014 at 6:58 am

    • yeah, funny how these fucking workfare schemes always involve heavy, manual labour, like lifting, shovelling snow out in the freezing fucking cold … you would think that they were trying to give their victims a heart attack and kill them…. c*****!!

      Cardiac Arrest

      November 20, 2014 at 9:51 am

      • Hello. During the 1980’s 1986 to be exact, I was on one of these schemes. It was called the Job Training Scheme then. I actually did have a heart attack then. I was ditch digging at the time, I was 29 then. I am 57 Now. I still could not do that sort of work


        November 20, 2014 at 1:49 pm

  11. Thanks to ‘KEN’ for this.


    Judge brands DWP jobseeker’s agreement ‘unlawful’, after action by disabled claimant.

    Obi Wan Kenobi

    November 20, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    • Judge brands DWP jobseeker’s agreement ‘unlawful’, after action by disabled claimant.

      A judge has told the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) that part of the agreement signed by out-of-work benefit claimants does not comply with the law, following a legal challenge from a disabled job-seeker.

      The comments by Judge Christopher Ward in the upper tribunal could potentially affect millions of disabled and non-disabled people who felt they had to sign DWP’s jobseeker’s agreements in order to continue to receive out-of-work benefits.

      Judge Ward said that this failure to comply with the law meant the jobseeker’s agreement breached Chris Hart’s rights, because he was told he did not have the right to have the document examined before he signed it.

      Hart believes the jobseeker’s agreement – which sets out what someone has agreed to do to find work – is in fact a social behaviour contract, a conclusion he says DWP has not challenged.

      This means that every jobseeker’s agreement – and its subsequent enforcement by DWP – is “potentially an utter violation of the principles of the rule of law”, because the basis of the contract is to enforce behaviour through mechanisms such as sanctions, without informing the claimant that that is what they are agreeing to sign.


      Obi Wan Kenobi

      November 20, 2014 at 1:19 pm



      December 2, 2014 at 10:25 am

  12. An “Work to Achieve” grant of £20k has been given to Stowmarket based East Anglian Life Museum to help people into work.


    Funds from Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Community Challenge and the Suffolk Community Foundation.

    Universal Jobmatch

    December 29, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    • The target outcomes for the Challenge are to support 250 disadvantaged people to become job-ready and a further 75 to gain paid employment within the LEP area over the lifetime of the programme.

      The LEP has invested £250,000 of its Growing Places Fund to the Community Challenge. Nine Challenge Awards of £20,000 each will be presented to successful applicants to run their project to tackle the LEP Community Challenge over a maximum 12 month period (January – December 2015). The 2 most successful projects will each receive an extra £25,000 Prize in early 2016 to sustain and scale up their solutions to the LEP Community Challenge.

      Universal Jobmatch

      December 29, 2014 at 3:00 pm

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