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MP fury at jobs shock
10:10am Wednesday 13th February 2013 in News
DUDLEY North MP Ian Austin has slammed the Government for advertising public sector jobs overseas – with 33,000 posts advertised for the West Midlands alone.
Mr Austin made the discovery on EURES jobs search portal website, which advertises positions to EU workers.
Scores of public sector jobs in the Black Country have been posted online, including 25 nursing NHS jobs.
Teaching posts account for the majority of the West Midlands jobs, with 20 at schools and colleges in Dudley, including English teachers, psychology lecturers and teaching assistants.
Ian Austin MP said: “The government promised to crack down on immigration, but they’re advertising public sector jobs abroad, whilst sacking public sector workers at home. Unemployment here in the Black Country is almost twice the national average and I’m sure there are more than enough nurses and teachers in this country who could do the jobs.
“They’re spending money advertising public sector jobs to overseas workers when there are hundreds of people in the Black Country who would jump at the chance of getting one of these jobs and they deserve a fair crack of the whip.”