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'Employers can do more for graduates'
Thursday, 11 March 2010
Recent university leavers looking for graduate jobs in retail may be interested to hear that the Recruitment Society believes that there is more employers can do to help younger workers and graduates with their career prospects.
Steve Huxham, the chairman of the society, said that even though the government have provided extra help and support for younger people and lower earners, it may be too late for some people.
He added: "From an employer point of view, for those people who are in work, and are younger and on a lower income, there is always the issue of how much responsibility should be with the employer - particularly the larger ones - to train and develop their people.
"Some employers are very good [at this] but it is very patchy. So as part of their need to both attain those people and to improve their prospects; there is a lot more that can be done by employers to encourage their younger workers who are unqualified to take on extra courses and skills."
These comments were made in the wake of a report by the Resolution Foundation which said that low earner in the 25-34 age group struggled more during the recession because their vulnerable position was overlooked when compared to higher earners or those on benefits.
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