Thursday, October 7, 2010

Young Czechs hit by unemployment

The continuing job crisis is hitting young people especially hard--damaging both their future and the economy unless they learn how one can find a job even in most difficult times. That is the subject of Sara's and mine latest book on career development, 21st Century Jobs. Especially for people just starting their careers the damage may be long lasting, and could result in depressing lifetime income. The worst scenario is getting stuck in jobs that are beneath one's capabilities.The Czech Republic is far from being alone. According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), 81 million young people were jobless in 2009. They call them "the lost generation" as they are frequently seen by employers as damaged goods.
Where is the freshness and vitality young people typically bring to the workplace here? Too many talented people are on the sidelines, deprived of experience or losing motivation.Czech experts believe that the number of jobless graduates will be more than 47,000 this Fall of 2010. This will be more than in 2005, the worst year in this century in terms of unemployment among young people in Czech Republic. The next session in our Your Next Job Seminar on Wednesday, October 13, at Restaurace u Posty in Moravska Street, Prague 2, Vinohrady, from 18-19:30 we will discuss how to find a job you like and can do best.

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