No shock over unemployment

Re: Eastbourne Herald (November 18) and the article about young victims of the jobs crisis.

It comes as no surprise to me that the figure for unemployed young people in the town has dramatically increased.

The Connexions Service which helps young people to find work, training or college courses made more than 40 staff cross county redundant and shut three public offices in Eastbourne, Hastings and Lewes. Careers Advisers visiting local secondary schools were stopped from the end of May.

These staff worked tirelessly to help reduce youth unemployment and help young people into suitable career choices.

Withdrawing this vital service in the local community appears to have had a significant effect although I appreciate other factors also played a part.

Henry McKendrick

Pashley Road