Just watching Up for Hire.  It seems Richard Bacon is trying to help some unemployed young people into work. On the plus side it is showing that not all the people out of work are lazy and useless- the job seekers seem motivated and bubbly especially after all the set backs they have faced.

But it does still ultimately place the responsibility on the people themselves and lots of employers who may have got their jobs in easier times or due to personal connections are telling the applicants why they’re at fault. It’s interesting that no one is willing to attribute their success or other’s failure to luck!

It also seems to me that these days not many employers are willing to give people a chance. Anything outside the norm- over qualified, unemployed for too long, ex public sector– employers cross applicants off the list. I wonder how many of those featured would have interview Richard Bacon given his history?