Young Britons failed by job schemes

Young Britons seeking employment are being failed by the governmentâ„¢s national job schemes.

Young Britons seeking employment are being failed by the governmentâ„¢s national job schemes, a report has found.

According to a report by Local Government Association (LGA), the number of those starting the national job schemes fell by 8 percent which means 50,000 fewer young people are benefiting from the programs now than three years ago.

This comes as long-term unemployment among British youths has remained high at almost one million.

Å“Itâ„¢s clear that nationally driven attempts to tackle youth unemployment arenâ„¢t working” as they are extremely complicated, said David Simmonds, chair of the LGAâ„¢s Children and Young People Board.

The association also warned that Å“continued meddling” by the governments had led to the failure of the schemes.

Earlier in May, British opposition said long-term youth unemployment has almost tripled since the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government came to power in 2010.

The National Union of Students (NUS) representing 600 students’ unions in the UK also warned previously that young people in Britain face a Å“triple-dip recession” of jobs, opportunities and prospect.

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Republished from: Press TV