It has been another bad week for job losses in the borough: Carphone Warehouse announced 450 workers are at risk, many of whom are employed at its North Acton headquarters.
But the blow is somewhat countered by the news that Ealing Council hopes to take on as many as 50 more apprentices to work in its offices.
It is a good example to set employers,who should be encouraged to take advantage of the skills and enthusiasm of young people.Investing in their futures does not cost much, and will more often than not produce a sound return.
Good news is far on the horizon
NO-ONE is in any doubt that the arrival of Crossrail will be a good thing for the borough, and figures released this week show how each of us is expected to benefit.
But the realisation of the project is a long way off,and in the meantime shops continue to close as their owners fall victim to the recession.
The loss of Priceless Shoes in West Ealing adds another empty shop front to a high street which is already sparsely populated.
We must do all we can to make sure things do not get too bad before they get better.