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Canada – Youth – An interview with Angella MacEwen, economist at the Canadian Labour Congress

Q. There doesn’t seem to be much of a recovery in the job prospects of young workers. Why does this segment of the labour force continue to lag behind?

A: Youth tend to suffer more during a recession, and take longer to recover from its effects.  They often lack the experience and / or connections that older workers have cultivated.  As Canadians are living longer and working longer, there are fewer openings for youth.  And in uncertain times, businesses are leery of hiring an unproven entity…

via youth and work: An Interview with Angella MacEwen: The State Youth Unemployment in Canada.

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