1/13/2009

Time for The News At Ten to bring back the jobs map ?

Anyone who remembers the years of job losses under Thatcher and the Tories during much of the 1980s will surely remember the News At Ten's regular roundup on every Friday evening bringing figures of all the redundancies announced during the previous seven days, and all those new jobs announced.

It used to be a rather bleak thing, with you being able to see a snapshot of the misery the country was suffering, but given all the news of job redundancies that we hear every day, you have to wonder if we are not in need of the job map in order to keep track of all the bad news, and hopefully to make us aware of any good news too.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

What’s the point in wallowing in such gloom - its only going to worsen people’s confidence and that runs the risk of making it worse.

Quentin said...

The only organizations who will be creating real jobs at the moment are the large supermarket chains (Tesco, Morrisons, Asda, etc) and ITV reported those last night.
Knowing that the only job creation in this country is shelf stacking doesn't exactly inspire confidence.
For all their talk and promises, Labour won't create one single real job.

Norfolk Blogger said...

The whole idea is though that by doing it as a regular feature on a Friday night it allowed the news headlines not to be dominated every day by more closures and reduncancies, but instead just have a specific spot for this in one news broadcast each week.

Just a 2 minute wallow on a friday rather than 15 minutes every day for seven days a week.

Paul Pinfield said...

I agree with you Nich, bring it back. But, I would like to see it brought back to prevent Brooon from claiming that things are looking up as Baroness Vadera seems to have floated today...

Anonymous said...

Quentin, Labour have created 100,000s of jobs - in the public sector. Politicains cant create wealth creating jobs, only the private sector can do that.

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