Tag: Young

Coronavirus: Rishi Sunak to unveil ‘kickstart jobs scheme’ for young people

Image copyright PA Media Image caption The chancellor will present the plans to Parliament on Wednesday Chancellor Rishi Sunak will announce a £2bn “kickstart scheme” on Wednesday to create more jobs for young people. The fund will subsidise six-month work placements for people on Universal Credit aged between 16 and 24, who are at risk of long-term unemployment. Labour welcomed… Read more →

Coronavirus: Young people ‘face trap of world without work’

Image caption The study warns that the youth unemployment rate could spike in the autumn The economic damage of the coronavirus crisis will hit young workers hardest, an Ulster University study has suggested. It estimated that youth (ages 16-24) unemployment in Northern Ireland could jump from 8% to 26% in 2020. That compares to an estimated unemployment rate of about… Read more →

Coronavirus: Young could be scarred throughout working life

Image copyright AFP The International Labour Organisation has said young people are disproportionately being affected by the coronavirus health crisis. In a new report the ILO, which is a United Nations agency, warns there is a risk they could be scarred throughout their working lives. They could become what the report calls a “lockdown generation”. It says young women have… Read more →

Coronavirus: Young people are keen to fly again, says airline boss

Every passenger has to wear a face mask and is offered hand sanitiser. Some seats are left empty, there is no food served or in-flight magazines and aircraft are deep-cleaned every night. That’s the new “hygiene regime” at Wizz Air. Despite the fact that coronavirus travel restrictions remain in place around much of Europe the airline has already resumed some… Read more →