Youth Unemployment Outlook – August 13th 2012

Arab youth unemployment is a complex and multidimensional problem.

An Islamic perspective on why Arab youth can’t find jobs.

Pakistan: the social and economic costs of youth unemployment are enormous

Pakistan’s Planning Commission says there is an urgent need to invest more in youth to utilise their energies and ensure their futures.

Mexico: Unemployment and insecurity are the greatest concerns to the youth

The National Institute of Statistics and Geography, on occasion of the World Youth Day said unemployment and insecurity worry young Mexicans.

Nigeria: Youth unemployment remains a constant irritant to successive administrations

With the huge number of graduates being produced yearly, the already saturated labour market can no long sustain the output.

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Youth Unemployment Outlook – August 7th 2012

Do ILO regulations contribute to youth unemployment?

The African Development Bank has claimed that labour regulations were “excessively rigid” and contributed to youth unemployment.

South Africa’s DA presents plan to tackle youth unemployment.

This is the second in a series of five thematic plans to grow the nation’s economy and create jobs. Helen Zille’s party’s campaign to tackle youth unemployment includes a voucher scheme for potential entrepreneurs, a youth wage subsidy and a programme for apprentices.

Scotland’s youth jobless rate reaches 49 per cent

In March this year, Scottish Borders Council missed out on Scottish Government funding worth £9 million to tackle youth unemployment.

South Tyneside’s UcanB program tasked with tackle growing problems created by rising youth unemployment

The project is targeted at young adults who have left school with little or no qualifications.

In China prospects for educated workers gets worse

The Chinese media is rife with tales of overeducated young people taking jobs as cashiers, assembly-line workers, even “night soil collectors.”




Youth Unemployment Outlook – August 2nd 2012

Ireland’s youth unemployment numbers fall slightly

The standardised unemployment rate was unchanged at 14.8 per cent.

Young Spaniards leave the country seeking a brighter future

With Spain’s unemployment rate for people under 25 at an astonishing 53 percent, many are seeking jobs elsewhere.

The latest African Economic Outlook warns about youth unemployment

Generation U will impact severely on the capacity of African states.

UK: Youth unemployment in Salford to be tackled head on

The new Salford Futures initiative, launched by City Mayor Ian Stewart will promote jobs and apprenticeships for young people.

The share of American 18- to 24-year-olds who were employed fell to 54 per cent last year

Picture of the Day: Youth Unemployment. From the Financial Times

Youth Unemployment Outlook – August 1st 2012

Global: BBC News would like to speak to people who are unemployed and aged between 16 and 24-years-old.

BBC News seeks young people to talk about how youth unemployment impacts their life.


Europe: Up to a third of young people are unemployed or not looking for jobs

Analysts say that Europe’s youth unemployment rate is a huge problem.


The social time bomb: youth unemployment in Saudi Arabia

Some form of experimentation around labour market reform is surely needed in the region


Nigeria’s Igbo Leaders urged to address youth unemployment

The mounting crime rate among youths is presenting a challenge


UK: Training scheme of Norfolk County Council to train youth in areas such as IT and business

School and college leavers will receive 12 months of training in the autumn in areas such as IT, business administration.

Call For Applications for the Fund for Evaluation in Youth Employment

The Fund for Evaluation in Youth Employment was established by the Youth Employment Network (YEN) to contribute to the evidence gap for effective programme design and delivery. The Fund will provide technical and financial support to qualified organizations for designing and conducting their impact evaluation.

The Fund for Evaluation in Youth Employment employs a strategy of LEARNING-APPLYING-SHARING. These three components include building the capacity of practitioners and policy makers to evaluate their youth employment policies and programs.

Funding for this call for applications is only for the support of monitoring and evaluation and does not cover any project delivery associated costs.

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Youth unemployment and the lost generation

A Financial Times article on the Soaring youth unemployment brings to the fore once again the major crisis facing the world today. What to do with the millions of young people without a sustainable means of livelihood?

Even though job creation policies are becoming more ubiquitous, there is a hard to bridge gap between the youth that spend more time being unemployed and their lucky age mates who get employed early.

Viridis Africa 2012

Following on the success of the launch of Viridis Africa 2011, where more than 20 major investment opportunities were presented to prospective investors, Viridis Africa is now soliciting business plans in the clean tech industry from entrepreneurs seeking funding to turn their projects to account.

Viridis Africa as its name suggests in Latin, is about investment into “green” sustainable technologies and projects, presented by entrepreneurs and corporates who are seeking funding to introduce clean technology solutions and services.

Principals who would present their business opportunities at this clean technology venture capital, private equity and debt financing event would have the audience of numerous local and foreign investors, stratified according to their sectoral interest and investment criteria.

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