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What solutions are viable to reduce long term unemployment?

It is not economical,socially or psychologically beneficial to be unemployed, but there are not enough suitable jobs that those on long term sick are able to do

Asked By: lori - 6/3/2008
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um, im a mum, i live with my partner, and i work, we are struggling, i was told by the council that i would be better of alone and not working, id have a house tht i wouldnt have to pay for and id get money for doing nothing. i was living alone and on benifits for about 6 months, when i lost my job whilst pregnant. and... More
Answered By: louise a - 6/3/2008
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Suicide.
Answered By: TaxLoss - 6/3/2008
 
You're very right. I'm starting to worry that i will be unemployed if i cant face work after all the stress n anxiety im feeling. I was thinking of things to do at home, like if theres jobs you can do from home but i cnt find any. It'd be good for some people to have stuff to do if they can't get out much.
Answered By: brill_brunette19 - 6/3/2008
 
In the long run, population control. That would solve a host of problems.
Answered By: Tim D - 6/3/2008
 
You need to think outside the box a little Start your own business,
Answered By: Love Canada - 6/3/2008
 
Elect a Republican Congress and Senate. Remember 2006, $2 gas, low unemployment rate, record stock market, then we listened to all the Democratic promises and we now we have $4 gas, unemployment is rising, and the stock market is like a yo yo. Last I looked their approval rating was 18%.
Answered By: Keith - 6/3/2008
 
A work for welfare program to multiskill unemployed, it's called work for the dole in Australia. The government pays you more on your welfare as you learn a new trade, to keep you in the work force, employers will hire you or you are positioned matched to a job opening on the course or hands on job your training at... More
Answered By: Riley - 6/3/2008
 
1. Make it VERY EXPENSIVE for companies to export jobs from the UK. As they do in France and Germany, for example. 2. STOP TAXING EVERYTHING which makes it too expensive for firms to want to stay in the UK.
Answered By: Andy B - 6/3/2008
 
People go out and actually get a job instead of living off other people's taxes.
Answered By: JundaKell - 6/3/2008
 
A good question,and could be debated and argued in many different ways. It didn't help that Maggie Thatcher closed down many of our industries to be replaced by mainly white collar jobs, these are now being touted off around the world to cut costs, so british workers lose out twofold... More
Answered By: pieman66 - 6/3/2008
 
It`s about time these long term sick are re checked, not all of them are sick, they can get more money being out of work than in, if the benefits were cut everyone will be clambering for a job.
Answered By: bud - 6/3/2008
 
There ARE jobs around. A maximum working week (enforced) would help. many are grossly OVERworked.
Answered By: alan h - 6/3/2008
 
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