Why is there a lack of investment?
If there is pool of wiling labour that will commit to taking on a job at a fair wage and applying themselves, businesses should be queuing up to take advantage and in fact, we find that in 2016, the unemployment rate for Barrow-in-Furness was recorded at 5.6%, which isn't very different from the rest of the country.
We still see that 5.6% of the population whining about the lack of the very opportunities that they themselves are too idle to seek out.
Barrow in furnace I worked there in the 80ss vickers was the main employer in them days and to me and to many of my work colleagues who were contractors it was a low wage economy infact I had a skilled joiner earning more money labouring to me than being a joiner in the shipyard for vickers .
And the agreement was no skilled labour to work outside of vickers to work on any of there land only unskilled labour, we were working on the new gas terminal for British Gas the land owners were vickers crazy world but thats how it was barrows wages were low and anybody who says get on your bike and do better when the main employer in the town pays not brilliant wages are dreaming naive hard working people in a low wage economy thats how barrow was aint sure now but I bet still way below the national average.
Edited by big_cod, 19 June 2019 - 08:40 PM.