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Old 13.09.2011, 22:06
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Youth Unemployment

As a parent of three young children...who will one day become teens and then young adults...youth unemployment is a concern to me...

According to media sources, youth unemployment in the UK is around 20%,
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/ed...g-2339691.html

in the USA
18%
http://bls.gov/news.release/youth.nr0.htm

in Australia 18%
http://www.smh.com.au/small-business...813-1221e.html

And in Switzerland:
7%
http://www.indexmundi.com/switzerlan...24,-women.html

Do you think Switzerland has something going for it for young people - keeping them in school, apprenticeships, and low-paid employment to age 24... or are there other factors coming to play here ?

If anyone wants to find some participation rates, I'd be very interested...
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Old 13.09.2011, 22:16
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Re: Youth Unemployment

The apprenticeship system here is excellent. My son has been a qualified electrician for over a year, and my daughter has recently qualified in business administration and is working for Bern- Belp airport. The courses are not easy, and they study 1 or 2 days each week at a college.

The youths are treated as adults, and learn the latest techniques on modern equipment. They begin by earning around CHF 400 to 700 per month, and most find the 3 or 4 year training and work experience very enjoyable.

I believe this approach is far more satisfying than learning the theory of everything, and then finding one is unemployable with no experience.
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Do you think Switzerland has something going for it for young people - keeping them in school, apprenticeships, and low-paid employment to age 24... or are there other factors coming to play here ?

If anyone wants to find some participation rates, I'd be very interested...
I think the technological unemployment happens everywhere and may affect any countries. If we look at the root cause of why there are not enough places of work, we can see that automation, computers and robots have taken our jobs and can perform today things beyond the imagination of past generations. Computer can do tasks more precise and for a much cheaper price than employing people to do it, and for a business its much more profitable. Have you heard about the google self driving car?
The corporations we created dont have feelings, and are profit driven. We should have learnt from the industrial revolution but the time is not lost if we enter the age of awareness.

I'm also a young adult, and as I posted already a topic, I no longer work for money, I just work freely. I dont mind if people follow my behavior of working without money. I saw someone already copied the format of my ad (they copy me everywhere), but he did not copied my behavior of not working for money, so the ones interested in him will have to pay.
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