Job seekers lacking in qualifications are finding it increasingly difficult to obtain work because of the high number of unemployed graduates distorting the employment market, it has been suggested.
A spokeswoman for the Prince's Trust insisted that young people without degrees or A-levels behind them should not be overlooked by businesses and claimed they can become valuable workers if given the appropriate training.
"Young people with few qualifications and little confidence have been pushed further from the jobs by a backlog of unemployed graduates," she explained. "With the right support, young people can develop the skills and confidence they need."
The representative added that long-term unemployment can have an impact on individuals' physical and mental wellbeing and warned that failing to generate more jobs could create a "debilitated and unhappy generation".
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Posted by Cameron Thomson