if you are prepared to move about there are good, well paid jobs all over the country (I employ engineering people all over the UK and know the markets well
are you suggesting everyone unemployed s qualified enough to work for you?do you think they, who you describe as lazy and stubborn have the skills to do the well paid jobs you claim there are. Are there about 3 million of these jobs?
I rather fear you have not thought this through tbh
The problem is that most on benefits think its a god given right to have a local job using the old excuse "there's no work around here" - WELL FRICKIN MOVE TO WHERE THERE IS WORK!!!!.
so where exactly should all the unemployed folk move to exactly to get work - i assume there is housing stock for them, infrastructure, schools for their kids etc and it is actually very easy for them all to do this
What if your kids are in the last year of school exams?
how would you sell your house ? could you then afford to buy one where there is work? can you afford the house move if you rent and are on benefits?
Not everyone can just move like you suggest , you must realise this.
but the majority are lazy, stubborn and don't think outside the box (This has absolutely nothing to do with intelligence).
That is even more stupid than it is offensive. I assume they are also the highly skilled workers that employers would be willing to employ - as a rule do you recruit those who are lazy, stubborn and don't think outside the box?
we are going to get a polarised debate here however.
I would very much doubt that anyone thinks that everyone on benefits is looking for work. However it is a large leap to assume that none of them are and an even bigger leap into fantasy land to claim there is work for them all if they just moved [ ignoring the lack of skills amongst the long term unemployed].
how come the country has large amounts of immigrants working? They have jobs.
locally where I work [ with the unemployed] a number of large employers wont employ UK residents and ue eastern europeans which is wha i assume you mean rather than the doctors or footballers who are also immigrants. There are a number of reasons for this including
they will work for less, they will put up with worse employment conditions - such as zero hour contracts - done via agency work so not illegal, compulsory overtime [ with no overtime rate],constantly being laid off when work is slack and working outside the time directives.
By sharing houses they need less money - not easy when you have a family.
I would agree it is a factor in the unemployment rate but you need to look at employers here as much as the unemployed IME if you want a solution.