Πέμπτη, Απριλίου 11, 2013

Unemployment.




One of the greatest problems plaguing the young people in modern society is that of unemployment. More specifically, a lot of youngsters are obliged to wait a hard time until they find a job. A lot of reasons could be cited for this, as well as various solutions could be proposed.


To begin with, we must not forget that we live the hit of a strong financial crisis globally. Many enterprises are closed in a way which result in the hard increase of the unemployment rates. After an employee’s job loss, it is too difficult for them to return in the job market as in the meanwhile the vacancies have been dramatically reduced. Furthermore, the financial crisis has brought about the stagnation of new investments. This obviously means that certain companies which probably could reboot the economy of a country are hesitated to open new places for work.  

Another reason for the delay of young people to find employment could be their own mentality, especially the ones who are strongly influenced by their parents.What I am trying to say is that the young ones often pursue studies not of their own preference, usually motivated by old-fashioned ideas of prestige or status, paying little attention to the real demands of the market. For example, when I was a student most of my classmates were to be doctors or lawyers. However, how feasible is this nowadays when the needs of our country are completely different ? 

Although there are not simple solutions, it is a fact that measures can be taken, most importantly to create new job vacancies. These could include the flexibility of the  young people so that not to be stuck in a sector. According to researches, we all are going to change our professional orientation at least three times in our life. That means we should be always available to learn new objects not only in order to improve our skills, but also to be aware about the new challenges.

Also of prime importance is the role of higher education. From a pragmatic point of view, a degree increases the possibilities for someone to be recruited. But it is not sufficient, especially in the case that is not compatible with the real needs of market. Thus, the reform of higher education is supposed to be one of the great priorities of the government. Clearly, the universities must be governed by managers who dispose a good knowledge about the function of the market and certain capacities in combining the studies with the needs of employment.

Taking everything into account, confronting the problem of unemployment it is not an unachievable goal. However, it is important to get to the root of the problem and shift public attitudes towards a more realistic way of thinking.






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