Eddie Cassidy
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Man, 61, tells of job-hunt fears

A 61-year-old Tyneside man made redundant last year speaks of the tough challenge of finding a new job.

A 61-year-old Tyneside man has spoken of his fears and the challenge of finding a new job.

Eddie Cassidy was made redundant from AEI Cables, in Birtley, in May of last year.

He had worked there for 37 years.

Mr Cassidy is taking part in a debate looking at how the economic crisis has affected the North East.

Our Economy - the BBC Look North Debate with Victoria Derbyshire - 23:05 GMT on Monday on BBC One.