Comment - In praise of online project

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NEWS of an online campaign giving young people in Wigan the chance to get ahead in the jobs market is to be welcomed.

As nervous students await their A-level and GCSE results, worries about their future are the last thing they need.

College and university leavers from the borough swelled the numbers seeking work last summer – with more than 1,845 18 to 24-year-olds in Wigan receiving Jobseekers’ Allowance.

As unemployment remains high among youngsters, and jobs become scarcer by the day, any help on offer should be welcomed with both hands.

Campaigns like this can’t magic employment out of the air, but they can make a difference.

The more young people feel society is trying to help, the less they are likely to begin to despair and lose hope.

Times are tough out there, there’s no doubting that, but teenagers should get as much as they can out of projects like this.