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2014 World Economic Forum Called For A Solution To Youth Unemployment Problem

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.20.2015 | Business

As we gear up for this year's World Economic Forum in Davos, we're looking back at some of the biggest issues talked about at last year's conference. ...

Youth Jobs Program Linked To Drop In Violent Crime, New Study Says

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 12.05.2014 | Crime

CHICAGO (AP) -- A summer jobs program that engaged mentors to help troubled kids stay on track is linked with a big reduction in youth arrests for vio...

Jobstacles: For Teens, Soft Skills Are Hard Skills

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.21.2013 | Business
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Ashley Williams Three years ago, when Christian Hernandez was 16 years old, he recorded a joke voicemail greeting. It starts off with, “Hel...

Summer Resumes

Jeff Danziger | Posted 07.30.2013 | College
Jeff Danziger

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Young People Deserve a Better Start

José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs | Posted 07.09.2013 | Impact
José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs

The global youth unemployment rate is projected to reach almost 13 percent in 2013 -- the equivalent of 73 million young people, according to a new ILO report on Global Employment Trends for Youth. This is nearly the same rate as it was at the height of the economic crisis.

Jobs for Youth or How Not to Lose a Generation

Ekkehard Ernst | Posted 11.14.2012 | Money
Ekkehard Ernst

This is a bad time to be young and looking for work. Globally, the youth unemployment rate is expected to stagnate at 12.7 percent this year and rise above that in coming years.

America's Knowledge Economy Needs Its Creative Youth

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics
Mehrunisa Qayyum

The initiatives NGOs are pushing for the youth employment and entrepreneur opportunities in the Middle East and North Africa region actually present a gateway to opportunities for our own American graduates.

From Unemployable To Corporate Professional Isn't A Cinderella Story: It's An Everyday Occurrence

Eric Patton | Posted 09.30.2012 | Impact
Eric Patton

Ten years ago, Hector Avellaneda felt lost and feared what was to become of him. He figured he had two options: "You can become a thug or a soldier." Then, something happened that not only changed Hector's life; it changed the path of his whole family.

10 Best Job Opportunities For Disadvantaged Young New Yorkers

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.06.2012 | Business

There are 172,000 "disconnected youths" neither working nor in school in New York City, but according to a recent report, there's still hope for gainf...

'The Secret Power Of Customer Service Jobs'

| Posted 05.24.2012 | Teen

By Rachael Prokop The jobs available to teenagers seem designed to make you feel powerless. Mechanically stuffing groceries into plastic bags. Serv...

Is Obama Creating More Summer Jobs For Teens?

AP | Posted 01.05.2012 | Home

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is looking to boost summer job prospects for kids. The White House says that with help from the private sector i...

As Federal Dollars Dry Up, City Cutting 4,000 Summer Jobs For Teens

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Four thousand fewer teens will have gainful employment through the City of Chicago this summer, as federal stimulus dollars for a flagship city progra...

The Big Problem For Young Workers: Getting A Full-Time Job

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (By Kristina Cooke) - Shanee Greenidge of Boston has been searching for full-time work since she dropped out of high school in 2009 and took...

World Leaders Must Address Global Youth Employment Crisis

Martti Ahtisaari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Martti Ahtisaari

Thirty percent of young people in North Africa and close to 40 percent in some Middle East countries can't find work. Contrast this with an 18 percent unemployment rate for youth in the U.S. and you see the enormity of the problem.