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Growing youth employment
February 2015
With analysis of international evidence and good practice, featuring case studies and links to further resources and thought pieces, the Growing youth employment package offers policymakers, practitioners working with young people and researchers an analysis of how commercial and social entrepreneurship can create new employment and provide learning and engagement opportunities suited to young Australians. It also features interviews with a young unemployed person and a number of representatives from organisations working to empower young people to transition away from welfare payments into sustainable employment.
Snapshot
Today, the job market in Australia is relatively buoyant – but not for young people. Australia is facing some of the highest youth unemployment and underemployment rates in recent times, particularly in regional centres. Structural changes in the Australian economy have left young people with fewer opportunities and with reduced prospects of any self-correcting, market-led solution to accessing sustainable employment.
Briefing
With analysis of international evidence and good practice, featuring case studies and links to further resources and thought pieces, the Growing youth employment package offers policymakers, practitioners working with young people and researchers an analysis of how commercial and social entrepreneurship can create new employment and provide learning and engagement opportunities suited to young Australians.
Podcast
As part of the Growing youth employment package, this podcast brings together information and views from a range of organisations with an interest in the wellbeing of young people on the Newstart and Youth allowances, as well as the experiences of young people themselves.
CASE STUDies
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