Businesses encouraged to invest in local talent
Government wants to ensure that local talent is getting fair shot at obtaining jobs.
08:36 31 July 2013
Finances look bleak for many unemployed workers in the UK and businesses aren’t supposed to discriminate between UK applicants and those who apply from abroad. Companies are being encouraged to spend resources investing in local workers so they aren’t discriminating against the locals.
A pivotal role in repairing the economy will be educating and employing the million unemployed 18-24 year olds, as well as the other age groups among the unemployed. Businesses want to avoid illegal hiring activities, but government suggests that there is a difference between discriminating and properly investing in local candidates.
Apprenticeship programmes have begun for many individuals that will hopefully yield a positive impact on finances for the individuals, as well as for the UK’s economy. If you are unemployed here are a few things to consider:
- Even though finances most likely look dismal, be sure to seek out positive opportunities to receive education. Obtaining valuable skills will make it easier to compete with applicants from a variety of areas and economic backgrounds. The likelihood for obtaining employment with a better skill set is increased with pertinent education.
- It can be depressing to suffer rejection, but realize that with over a million people who are unemployed, it isn’t personal. Many people’s finances are suffering, and competition for these jobs is likely to be quite fierce. In addition to that, companies want to hire the candidate that will yield benefits on the companies’ investments. This means that persistent and active job seeking is necessary to stand out from the crowd.
- If you’ve been having difficulty obtaining work you might seek employment through different routes. Try freelancing work by searching multiple websites for legitimate jobs you could do. This might not immediately help your finances, but over time you might benefit from a little bit of extra while you continue your job seeking. Friends and family can be great resources to forward news of jobs that might best suit your skills and preferences.