Is it a case that young people don’t want to work, or is it that they simply just cannot find jobs? They always say the first year after graduation is the hardest to find a job, and I remember people saying to me “once you get your foot in the door then your career will start?” But what happens when you can’t even get your foot near the door? Or in some people’s cases don’t want to even consider going for an education or a job......
Whilst flicking through the news today I came across this,
According to The Guardian online In England young people between the ages of 16-24, “Some 938,000 young people in this age group were "neets" – not in education, employment or training – quarterly statistics from October to December reveal.”
“The latest figures show unemployment in Wales rose by 3,000 in the last quarter to 126,000, which is 5,000 lower than the same period last year.
The number of jobless 18 to 24-year-olds in the UK increased by 12,000 in the three months to February to 963,000.” (BBC Wales online)
I mean fair enough people have disabilities and ailments that prevent them to work which is legitimate, but when people Can work and Choose not to or simply cannot find a job, then there is a problem surely?
I know I maybe stating the obvious here and I’m not saying anything that’s not been said before.
In the Daily Mail Online today the work and pensions secretary Ian Duncan Smith had this to say:
"As we work hard to break welfare dependency and get young people ready for the labour market, we need businesses to give them a chance, and not just fall back on labour from abroad. If Government and business pull together on this, I believe we can start to give our young people a chance."
Give young people a chance! We are keen and eager! We are the future!