Teens tackle unemployment

Two teenagers from Beckenham have created a social media site which they hope will help to combat youth unemployment.

The generation fighting unemployment

There's been another jump in youth unemployment in London as an entire generation struggles to find a job.

Today's figures show the number of 16 to 24-years-olds out of work in the capital is stubbornly high, and at the highest level since 1993. Luke Hanrahan has been to meet the young people who've discovered that having a qualification gives no guarantee of work.

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Teens create website to tackle youth unemployment

The website provides information on local job opportunities, work experience and volunteering. Credit: YouthDirect.org.uk

Two teenagers from Beckenham have created a social media site which they hope will help to combat youth unemployment.

YouthDirect.org.uk provides information on local job opportunities, work experience and volunteering.

It's the brainchild of 18-year-olds Eduard Payne and Rasheed Rollins.

Eduard Payne and Rasheed Rollins are also keen musicians. Credit: ITN