Tag: youth unemployment

Are young people being too fussy about the jobs that they are willing to do?

Today, the BBC are reporting on a new Institute of Public Policy Research report about youth unemployment. The report states that around half of young people who are not in employment, education or training have never had a job. In response, representatives of the recruitment industry claim that this is because young people are being … Continue reading Are young people being too fussy about the jobs that they are willing to do?

Is a new approach to reducing youth unemployment needed?

A new report from the Local Government Association (LGA) claims that youth unemployment could be reduced by 20% in 3 years if changes are made to the way that activities to support young people are managed. The Hidden Talents II report suggests that local approaches to reducing the number of young people who are out … Continue reading Is a new approach to reducing youth unemployment needed?

Tackling youth unemployment: How will the Youth Contract deliver?

Despite the drop announced this week, the high rate of youth unemployment continues to cause concern. Many organisations which work to support young people are looking for new ways to engage with those young who are not in employment, education or training. Earlier this week, I attended a Westminster Briefing on Tackling Youth Unemployment: How … Continue reading Tackling youth unemployment: How will the Youth Contract deliver?

Sustainable Employment through Skills

Yesterday, I attended the Sustainable Employment through Skills conference organised by the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) and the Centre for Economic & Social Inclusion. The event aimed to bring together providers from the Work Programme and skills providers from┬áthe private sector and colleges, to explore the role of skills in helping unemployed … Continue reading Sustainable Employment through Skills

Tough times for young people seeking work

With A level results due this week, and news that several HE institutions are offering very limited or no clearing places, more young people will be setting out on the hunt for employment. However, recent research reports are painting a fairly bleak picture of the challenges facing young people who are looking for work. Latest … Continue reading Tough times for young people seeking work