The Future of Work - GET HEARD
The unemployment rate has risen to it's highest level in almost five years, with younger workers bearing the brunt of the job losses. We want to find out where the young people in our networks are at with work, education and housing.
If you're U25 help us understand your situation and how we can help FILL IN OUR SURVEY. You might even win one of four x £25 Amazon voucher prizes and it takes under 5 minutes
Our promise: Mediorite is committed to campaigning on the important issues that effect the young people in the UK
WHY? THE FACTS ARE SHOCKING
According to the ONS the UK's jobless rate rose to 5.1% in the three months to December, with the number of people on company payrolls down 726,000 on pre-pandemic levels.
Almost three-fifths of these were younger than 25 years.
Not surprisingly The Princes Trust report highlights the "devasting toll" that covid-19 has had on the lives of 16-25 year olds and their mental wellbeing. Stating:
" 60% of young people say that getting a new job feels "impossible now" because there is so much competition "
And the news is worse if you are a person of colour - according to the TUC unemployment numbers for Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups (BAME) have increased at more than twice the speed of the rate for white workers, a new study shows. The Trades Union Congress (TUC) said: “This pandemic has held up a mirror to the structural racism in our labour market and wider society.”
If you have an extra 5 minutes leave us a comment with any ideas as to how you would tackle inequalities and help us make sure we move towards a fairer society including opportunities for young people!