Pandemic casts pall over careers of young workers
Economists are warning the coronavirus pandemic will have a lasting impact on young workers.
at the start of the year, Ben A. Latin Boston's future was looking up. He just finished a night course and was interviewing for several jobs. But then the pandemic struck all the employees that had lined up. They all had to kind of cancel their employment processes because of covitz. So that kind of left me back to square one. I am still searching for jobs. I'm open thio job opportunities where their apprenticeships or unpaid work just just to gain experience. It's a story young people are experiencing one way or another around the world. In Greece, 30 year old Nicholas Calio Rapolas is working in a supermarket, even though he's trained as a teacher. Noticing stuff was created from the Nationalists off secondary education living, according to Australia's independent economic agency, the Productivity Commission. The pandemic means young people are more likely to struggle to find work, be forced to take lower wages or accept fewer hours or work in jobs they're overqualified, for that means less savings. That means worst jobs, more chance of unemployment for quite a long time, the effects of which are likely to linger long after the pandemic. Economists worn many young people have depleted their savings, and some are being forced to rely on the support of their parents. But the generational divide goes much deeper as governments around the world spend trillions of dollars to stem the economic fallout. It's younger workers who are likely to be disproportionately lumped with the bill for years to come. You are a young person right now. You'd be feeling pretty bitter because you will be looking at a very tough job market, a zoo. You're looking for work and likely you'll be looking at higher taxes over your lifetime to pay for the government policy during this co vid era. For those starting out in the job market, it could be an overwhelming prospect. Burn a lot in Boston says There's a lot of anxiety and fear among people his age about what the future holds, but he's trying to remain hopeful. I would say that it has been tough for me, but it's just something that I know that I just have toe kind of cope with and get through because I know I know that there is a ladder and of the start time, regardless of when that light appears, This is a generation that will feel the economic consequences for years to come. Simon Cullen, CNN London