Young workers

Young people must have the opportunity for decent jobs. Research consistently shows that young men and women are often marginalised. They must overcome more barriers than adults to secure decent employment. Worldwide, young people are three and a half times more likely to be unemployed. Steps must be taken to ensure that young people have access to education, training, and economic opportunities.

UK: Hundreds of thousands call for A Future that Works

22 October 2012
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In the streets of London, Glasgow and Belfast hundreds of thousands of people took part in the march for A Future that Works on October 20.

Young and older workers, two sides of the same coin

08 October 2012
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Many countries suffering from huge youth unemployment levels are also experiencing population ageing. Isn’t it time to start thinking of older workers as a category that deserves specific attention?

Work forecast for young people

26 September 2012
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What is the work forecast for young people in your country? A new website gives you the answer, and also the possibility to take action.

Actions and events against austerity all over Europe

21 September 2012

Major protests against austerity measures are taking place in many European countries.We give you the list of upcoming events:

Youth unemployment getting worse

10 September 2012
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The spillover of the euro crisis spreads. Jobless rates among young people get worse globally, according to a report from ILO.

Italy: Youth unemployment rising dramatically

05 September 2012
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The financial crisis has severe effects on the younger generations. One out of three young Italians are unemployed, according to the Italian National Institute of Statistics.

Internships: Head start or labour trap?

22 August 2012
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Internships can provide valuable work experience to young people. But during economic downturns there is also a risk of abuse.