British Businesses Urged to Employ British Youths

By Perspective, PRNE
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

LONDON, October 19, 2011 -

Businesses based in Britain are being encouraged to employ young British people as opposed to foreign workers reports Perspective, the Midlands-based pioneers of education tracking software and consultancy services.

Unemployment figures in 16 to 24 year olds remains at a high level, and is likely to do so while businesses continue to offer work to migrant workers. To help combat this problem, the government is looking to encourage UK businesses to employ young, British workers to help combat the saturated jobs market.

Figures show that nearly 80% of jobs that were created while the now ex-Prime Minister Gordon Brown was in power went to foreign workers; a statistic that Paul Davis of Perspective agrees is a figure that must not be replicated now or in years to come.

Paul Davis, managing director of learner funding management providers Perspective, commented: “British youths often carry a bad reputation and employers see foreign workers as the safer option when it comes to sourcing hard-working employees. However, it is important to bear in mind that many of the jobs immigrants are doing are jobs that could be done by British youths.

“British businesses should be encouraging the employment of British youths instead of fearing that they may harm a business. For the British economy to run smoothly businesses should be investing a certain amount of time and money into training new employees and to be giving migrants opportunities over and above the youth of Britain is a concept that seems unbalanced to me.”

Founded in 2006, Perspective is a leader in web-based educational management, tracking learner progression and learning solutions. Renowned for its intuitive, effective and easy to use software, Perspective currently provides attendance and progression monitoring software to over 60 Local Authorities and multiple blue-chip companies around the UK.

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