They will travel if they really want to work ,like I did, to wherever jobs are available. There are many on this board who did so many years ago and prospered. Yes it is harder for young folk now and will be for some time.
If you think of all the Businesses we have lost, just a few being: Hawthorne Leslie's, Palmers, Reyrolles, Bushings, Pyro, Bitumastic etc. Hebburn is just now big Housing Estate with little employment opportunities for young people.
I use that junction every day Stan, and the mind boggles as to how everyone managed to get to and from work on time. I have a moan to myself every morning when it takes more than a few moments to make a right hand turn.