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Why kids aren't getting summer jobs

CNN, 27 January 2015 - For generations of Americans, the summer job has been a gateway from youth into the adult world of work. But for millions of our young people -- particularly young men and women of color in our cities -- summer employment is primarily a story of opportunity denied.

Posted by Matthieu Cognac at Jan 28, 2015 01:12 PM |
Education for stable employment

The Daily Star, 23 December 2014 - HIGHER education is a prerequisite for millions of youth in the developing world who hope to find a decent, 'non-vulnerable' job; it has been established by a recent United Nations study. The study conducted by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and released on December 16, surveys 28 countries worldwide and demonstrates that having a high level of education “serves as a fairly dependable guarantee” towards securing a formal job.

Posted by Administrator at Dec 24, 2014 07:50 AM |
Korea's finance minister calls for labor reform to fight youth unemployment

Arirang TV, 23 December 2014 - Korea's finance chief has been touting the need to overhaul the labor market in an attempt to reduce the relatively high youth unemployment rate in the country.

Posted by Administrator at Dec 23, 2014 09:03 AM |
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Publications
Comparative Analysis of Policies for Youth Employment in Asia and the Pacific

This paper explores the results of the policy analysis. It begins with an overview of the youth employment context and policy challenges in the region, and presents ILO’s policy framework for youth employment as laid out in the 2012 resolution, The youth employment crisis: A call for action.

Posted by Matthieu Cognac at Jan 09, 2015 12:00 AM |
Jobs and Skills for Youth: Review of Policies for Youth Employment of Indonesia

This report is the fruit of collaboration between the International Labour Office (ILO) and the Understanding Children’s Work (UCW) Programme. The aim of the report is to support Indonesia’s ongoing efforts to address the difficult transitions into the labour market experienced by various segments of young people in Indonesia.

Posted by Matthieu Cognac at Jan 09, 2015 12:00 AM |
Promoting youth employment through activation strategies

The working paper Promoting youth employment through activation strategies provides an overview of the main features of youth activation strategies around the world. It covers strategies implemented in 33 selected countries from different regions with a view to contributing to the discussion on the emerging approach of activation strategies as a tool to tackle the youth employment challenge. It provides an overview of the main features of these strategies and attempts to conduct a preliminary assessment of what works and what does not in their implementation.

Posted by Matthieu Cognac at Nov 24, 2014 12:00 AM |
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