How to solve Australia's youth unemployment crisis

There's a lot of work to be done to tackle the nation's high youth unemployment. The CEO of Seek says younger people should tailor their studies to industries where there are jobs, but they also must be taught how to secure a job in the first place.

Today I am going to tackle the hardest problem in Australia and indeed around the globe: high youth unemployment. In an attempt to show how we can reduce it, I spoke with Andrew Bassat, chief executive of Seek, in a KGB interview to be published later today. I also spoke with several café owners recruiting in the low-skilled youth end of the job chain, and will draw on remarkable research recently published in the New York Times.

I should warn you that some of the café owners’ solutions are not what you want to read.


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