What Employers Want: Getting Young People Working

Posted on May 21, 2021

Given the recent release of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) Q4: 2020 numbers, which show youth unemployment (aged 15- 24) has reached fallout levels of 63,2%, designing interventions to promote employment are more important than ever. YES, together with a team of researchers, surveyed a large sample of employers to understand what could be done to reverse this crisis.

Employers predict a bleak job market for youth, with the pandemic exacerbating an existing youth jobs crisis. Findings from this recently conducted employer survey of hiring managers from multiple sectors show that creative, well-designed youth employment programmes, driven by market needs, offer some hope for relieving the youth employment crisis.

429 managers were surveyed between September and November 2020.

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