Peter Searle, Adecco Group CEO, comments on today’s UK employment figures
“Today’s labour market statistic show there is still a massive number of unemployed 16 to 24 year olds (958,000) - the employment market is still tough for young job seekers. Today’s school leavers and graduates, with less experience and fewer skills or qualifications, are facing a battle for jobs. Young people need to ensure they cast their search wide to increase their chances of getting through application stage and interview."
“To do this, organisations too must deliver greater work experience opportunities which will allow these job seekers to compete on a more level playing field and ensure there is a pipeline of talent for the future.”