Young people are to be supported when finding workThe Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has announced its support of the government’s Backing Young Britain Campaign, which aims to help reduce the number of young people falling into unemployment.

Last year, the REC launched Youth Employment Taskforce, which made use of the practical solutions offered by HR experts and recruitment leaders on how to get young unemployed Britons back to work.

Commenting on its support of the government campaign, chief executive of the REC Kevin Green said while the number of unemployed young people fell in December, new job-seekers would be entering the market in the summer.

“Employers and recruiters can play a crucial role by highlighting the skills and support mechanisms that are needed in order to build bridges into the world of work,” he explained.

Mr Green added the government should also look to stimulate job creation, through initiatives such as tax regime or encouraging entrepreneurship.

The Race for Opportunity campaign recently revealed only 56.3 per cent of ethnic minority students who graduated in 2007-08 found work within a year, compared with 66 per cent of white students.