Young people facing barriers to work
A report published today (23 May 2012) by The Work Foundation and Private Equity Foundation reveals that the past decade has seen a major rise in young people aged 16–24 who are either unable, or taking longer, to make the first move from education into work.
The report, which is published ahead of the Government's latest NEET (not in education, employment or training) figures, argues that long-term changes in the skills required for first jobs have made it harder for many young people to get a foothold in the jobs market. This is likely to have been a significant factor in the growth of NEET young people since 2001.
May 24, 2012