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Adzuna comment on today's ONS Young people not in education, employment or training (NEET)

Doug Monro, co-founder of Adzuna, comments:

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“With youth unemployment on the rise, this core feature of the job market deserves more attention, and more importantly, concrete action, to follow up the encouraging tone of yesterday's Autumn Statement. As competition for jobs falls, new opportunities have opened up for young jobseekers to enter into booming sectors such as property, charity and voluntary as well as healthcare & nursing. The jobs market has proven itself to be resilient post-Brexit therefore, making it the perfect time for young people to harness these fruitful opportunities.”

“The rise of the gig economy has opened up a window for young people without enthusiasm for the traditional 9-5. Flexibility has become a key component within the jobs market, which aims to attract those with creative skills and an entrepreneurial spirit. This means young people have more options to pursue career paths that fall outside of the status quo. Apprenticeships and internships remain invaluable and offer young people a safe and practical way to explore new career options and gain transferable skills, which can only add value to a future employer.”