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There are three reasons that I can think of why we import foreign labor to do unskilled work while maintaining large numbers of unemployed people.
Butchers are unable to fill apprenticeships and positions because young people want to work in "more glamorous" areas or are looking for easier, unskilled work instead, according to the report.
A social and economic policy of inclusive development cannot ignore the fact that a significant proportion of India's citizens are forced to take up unskilled work because they lack the education and skills required for taking up economically and professionally rewarding employment," he added.
They emerge from the school system without qualifications, ambition or confidence and embark on a life that alternates between the dole and casual unskilled work.
That trend is forcing educated youth to settle for unskilled work and will likely lead to a decline in the number of young people seeking higher education, signaling a decline in standards of living, the researchers said.
Indeed, the economy still relies somewhat on natural resources for rent, which is coupled with a partially unskilled work force, typical characteristics for factor-driven economies; while at the same time its production processes have become more efficient, as well as product quality and wages having increased, all of which are qualities present in efficiency-driven economies.
Are you happy taking unskilled work or are you prepared to refresh your skills and learn new ones?
It is not good enough for young people to be offered a choice of going to university or going into unskilled work.
Why have so many dropped out of our education and training systems, fit only for unskilled work and unlikely even to get that?
It is not uncommon to find an older worker, with a limited education and unskilled work experience, who has suffered a severe work injury which prevents him or her from returning to a past relevant work or other substantial gainful employment, who may be receiving state workers' compensation benefits and federal SSD benefits at the same time.
Fourth, in many countries, there has been a growing policy concern for at-risk young people who have dropped out of formal education and training with few or no qualifications and who are drifting in and out of unemployment, labor-market inactivity, and marginal unskilled work.