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REC highlights continued challenge of youth unemployment ahead of PM speech

REC highlights continued challenge of youth unemployment ahead of PM speech
 
As the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister prepare to deliver a major speech tomorrow on youth unemployment, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has highlighted the ongoing challenges of helping young people into the world of work.
 
Gillian Econopouly, the RECs Head of Policy commented:
 
Whilst we welcome the attention the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister have given to this issue, it is essential that tomorrow's speech demonstrates concrete action beyond existing initiatives. Current policies such as increased investment in apprenticeships are helpful, but much more must be done, especially as the number of young people not in education or training approaches one million.
 
The REC's Youth Employment Taskforce last year made a number of recommendations on how the government can work with businesses and the education system to address the growing youth employment problem, which  has been exacerbated by the economic climate. Whilst we are delighted that some of these recommendations have been implemented, there is still much to do.
 
We encourage the Government to consider a wide range of policy options, including financial incentives like a new National Insurance holiday for SMEs who take on additional young people, improving careers advice and guidance in schools, and ensuring that work experience remains a requirement for students but is of a consistently high quality.
 
Youth unemployment is a complex problem which requires a range of innovative solutions. Tomorrow's speech must outline new ideas that will make a real difference to the thousands of young people struggling to get on the jobs ladder.

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