LETTER: Young people will need our support

A reader seeks to raise awareness for unemployment across the younger generation.

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Job Centre Plus office

The numbers of unemployed 16 to 24-year-olds is on the increase and the Covid 19 crisis will hit our youth job prospects with devastating impact.

We all need to see young unemployed getting experience in leading capabilities like energy, health, innovation, advanced technology and digital industries that secure long-term jobs.

It is imperative that young people are central to our regional economic recovery plan.

The Government kick-start scheme is welcome.

A focus on greener investments and infrastructure projects also creates opportunities for young people.

We live in difficult times. Over the coming months investment in our young people is essential to support business and communities.

Failing to support our local young people with their job, health, education and housing needs would have a very damaging long-term impact on us all.

Cllr Doug James, Walsall

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