How to Bolster Youth Employment

We need to ensure our kids are not priced out of the labour market. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, many jobs have been lost, some forever. Many people are unemployed or underemployed, surviving on the government welfare of the JobKeeper and the JobSeeker schemes. These schemes are finite. Before they end, we will need to create many new jobs. We will need to encourage entrepreneurs in new and existing businesses to find economic ways to employ the available talent, especially our youth. I propose a policy, let us call it JobCreator, to facilitate this process. When it comes to unemployment, the young are particularly disadvantaged. In most Western countries the unemployment rate for th

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Peter Francis Fenwick       Writer      Melbourne     Australia