High speed rail chance for South Yorkshire jobs

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BARNSLEY MP Dan Jarvis is backing calls by Labour leader Ed Miliband for apprenticeships to be created alongside the new high speed rail line through South Yorkshire.

With almost a million young Britons currently unemployed, the building of HS2 is a chance to give a boost to young people, Mr Jarvis said.

“When money is tight and the Government is spending billions on projects like HS2, it shouldn’t be too much to insist it also invests in our young people,” he said.

“The building of HS2 is a chance to create a new generation of skilled workers rather than waste the talent of those growing up wondering if they will ever get a decent job.”