Temp jobs the answer to youth unemployment?
“Getting young people into work through temporary recruitment could be the way to reduce youth umemploement.
The number-one procurer of temporary labour has today issued a statement to the government urging them to get young people back into work through temporary placements. de Poel, who manage the supply of agency workers to Sainsbury’s and the Co-op, say that by encouraging 16-25 year-olds to take temporary jobs the government could get teenagers back into work quickly and reduce the number of unemployed youths in Britain.
They added that temporary work can also be the best route into permanent placements for young people particularly, who often just need a chance to prove themselves to an employer. de Poel’s comments came after a YouGov poll of more than 2,000 people aged 16-25 showed how one in ten of those unemployed turned to drugs or alcohol.
Matthew Sanders, Chief Executive of de Poel, said: “We need to do more to help the younger generation. “The latest figures show that nearly one million young people are unemployed in Britain today, some of which are qualified graduates who are being cheated out of opportunities to pursue their careers by the recession, and this can have a profound effect on their mental state.
According to the Prince’s trust, 25 percent of unemployed young people surveyed believed their joblessness has caused arguments with relatives, whilst 15 percent said they had a lack of direction in their lives. Those not in education or training were reported as twice as likely to feel down, depressed, isolated or rejected, than those who were in learning institutions or training programs.