With more than a million 16 to 24-year-olds unemployed the Joseph Rowntree Foundation today published a report on the challenges facing young people in the jobs market. Sending 2,000 job applications from fictional candidates with at least five good GCSEs and relevant work experience. They found:
- Over two-thirds of applications received no response at all
- 78% of the jobs applied for paid under £7 an hour, while 54% offered the minimum wage. Just 24% of the vacancies offered full-time, daytime work.
- Jobseekers who do not have high-speed internet at home are at a substantial disadvantage and can only search for jobs sporadically, rather than the daily basis that is required.
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