Ian Austin MP

Labour MP for Dudley North

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Victory for Austin's campaign on local jobs advertised abroad

Dudley MP Ian Austin has welcomed news thousands of local jobs will no longer be advertised abroad.

Dudley MP Ian Austin has welcomed news that over 60,000 West Midlands jobs will no longer be advertised overseas as part of an EU scheme.

Austin previously demanded an end to the scheme after uncovered figures showing that 33,000 public sector jobs were being advertised abroad including posts in local schools and hospitals.

Incredibly that figure has almost doubled in the last year, with over 60,000 West Midlands jobs now being advertised to workers across the EU.

The Government has now announced that 500,000 UK jobs will no longer be advertised to EU workers through the scheme.

Ian Austin said:

“The government promised to crack down on immigration, but it has taken them over a year to stop advertising public sector jobs abroad at the same time as sacking public sector workers at home.

“With long-term youth unemployment here in the Black Country at twice the national average I’m pleased that local people will now get a fair crack of the whip when applying for jobs.

“Now let’s see the Government take action to ensure that all employers do their best to hire locally first before hiring workers from abroad.”

Figures from the EURES jobs search portal here:

http://ec.europa.eu/eures/main.jsp?lang=en&acro=job&catId=482&parentCategory=482

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