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Beyond the business case: The employer's role in tackling youth unemployment

Beyond the business case: The employer's role in tackling youth unemployment

Nye Cominetti, Paul Sissons and Katy Jones
03 July 2013

Youth unemployment remains a serious national problem. This report – the third in our Missing Million research series – asks: what is the role of employers in tackling youth unemployment? The report first looks at the business case for hiring young people and finds, based on interviews with employers, that for many employers the business case is unclear. Most simply want to find the best person for the job. The report then looks at other ways employers can support young people, in particular by making their recruitment practices more ‘youth friendly’, and by engaging with young people while in school to help them prepare for the world of work.

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