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Youth unemployment is the inevitable result of globalisation

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posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 03:28 PM
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Youth unemployment is the inevitable result of globalisation




As the OECD reported in 2010, youth unemployment is rising across the developed world.

This is largely a result of globalisation and of technological improvement.

Over the last 40 years, the global population has more than doubled in size, from around 3 billion to around 7 billion now.

Simultaneously, countries that were never part of the global market have joined it – not least India and China from the mid-1990s – while technology has become less labour-intensive.

The result has been a dramatic increase in the ratio of labour to capital. As a result, the wages of the low-skilled have fallen, while the wages of the high-skilled have risen extraordinarily.

The visible evidence of this is in the relative decline of manufacturing and trade jobs in the West.

The only low-skilled jobs left are in sectors protected from global competition: it is very difficult to buy a haircut or be served a McDonalds from China.

The result, practically, is ever-rising unemployment – and in particular for the uneducated young.

Globalisation, industrialisation and technological improvement make humanity better off. But the problem is that they do so unevenly.

The Telegraph


The poor in the West are the ones being hit the hardest by globalisation.

But unless your job can't be done abroad, it will, sooner or later be exported to a country where wages are lower. As many middle class people are starting to discover.




posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 03:33 PM
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Globalisation means that kids work in mines, mining rare earth materials for the poor in the wests mobile phones.


These hard-working miners include many thousands of children. They work long hours at often dangerous jobs in hundreds of primitive mines scattered through the West African bush. Some are as young as 4 years old.


www.nytimes.com...



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 03:40 PM
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Originally posted by woodwardjnr
Globalisation means that kids work in mines, mining rare earth materials for the poor in the wests mobile phones.


Good point.

It is a disgrace that Western companies not only export jobs abroad but are happy to buy from suppliers who employ kids as miners.



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posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 03:49 PM
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The answer to this in my opinion is decentralization of things like agriculture and manufacture, but under the current paradigm that is unimaginable. In the near term the only thing that could fill the void is small businesses, but we all know how well they've been doing this decade



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 03:54 PM
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I think you're wrong. Youth unemployment is the result of the lathargy of youth.

Most young people want a six figure salary right out of high school with minimal training, they are the entitlement generation.

They feel that as their parents have six figure salaries, fancy houses and cars, fancy electronics, and other high end consumeristic "stuff" that they should be entitled to this as well.

Many employers won't hire today's 20 something generation because of the entitlement that they feel. They get to the workplace and demand to have everything handed to them on a platter just like it was at home, with minimal effort and minimal return, just like at home.

Even with a college education, you're not likely to be making a six figure salary out of the gate. You never were, and certainly aren't now.

Many of today's youth also don't want to do those jobs that kids and young adults have done for generations, flipping burgers, delivering news papers, working on construction sites, working retail, bartending, waitressing. They think these sorts of jobs are below them.

This is what's driving the youth unemployment, IMHO.



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 03:57 PM
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Our greatest social problem: there are no jobs left for the 'dim'


The only jobs left for the under-educated, or often just the less academic, are in service industries: serving coffee, cleaning toilets, stacking shelves. These jobs are not the first rung on the ladder. There is no ladder; no one hopes to work in Pret a Manger for life.

The Telegraph


You don't need to be dim to be unemployed. Just living in the wrong place, competing against Asian or South American workers who will work for much less.

There is no ladder left to get on if you are young.

45.8 million Americans are on food stamps

Huffington Post


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posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 04:33 PM
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Originally posted by babybunnies
I think you're wrong. Youth unemployment is the result of the lathargy of youth.

Most young people want a six figure salary right out of high school with minimal training, they are the entitlement generation.




WRONG.

I live in a mountain town and every opening anywhere has about 150 applications within a week. There are no jobs here. I was the manager of frozen/dairy dept. at food lion. Worked my ass off. had to quit to go to school.

For the last 8 months I have applied to every single place there is here multiple times. I have lots of experience. Can't even get a job at Mcdonalds unless you know someone. I'm not kidding.

I'm in my 20's



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 04:54 PM
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Originally posted by Dustytoad
I live in a mountain town and every opening anywhere has about 150 applications within a week. There are no jobs here. I was the manager of frozen/dairy dept. at food lion. Worked my ass off. had to quit to go to school.

For the last 8 months I have applied to every single place there is here multiple times. I have lots of experience. Can't even get a job at Mcdonalds unless you know someone. I'm not kidding.

I'm in my 20's


Older people who have a job find it difficult to understand that the world has moved on since they were young. Until they have to find a job...



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 04:55 PM
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Youth unemployment is the inevitable result of globalisation


Can I tweak your header?

Almost ALL unemployment is the inevitable result of globalization

Thanks



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 05:00 PM
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Originally posted by babybunnies
I think you're wrong. Youth unemployment is the result of the lathargy of youth.

Most young people want a six figure salary right out of high school with minimal training, they are the entitlement generation.


Many employers won't hire today's 20 something generation because of the entitlement that they feel. They get to the workplace and demand to have everything handed to them on a platter just like it was at home, with minimal effort and minimal return, just like at home.

Even with a college education, you're not likely to be making a six figure salary out of the gate. You never were, and certainly aren't now.

Many of today's youth also don't want to do those jobs that kids and young adults have done for generations, flipping burgers, delivering news papers, working on construction sites, working retail, bartending, waitressing. They think these sorts of jobs are below them.

This is what's driving the youth unemployment, IMHO.


We don't want 6 figures. We're young and we see the problems and issues our countries have today in a different way than the elder folks who have been busting their ass just to live somewhat comfortably and then have it all taken away from them. How do you think it feels living in the usa knowing that whenever i get to around retirement age there won't be any sort of money put aside for it? The only way i'm ever going to be able to not screw myself to live above the poverty line and set up a future for myself and my family is to become self-sustainable and create something new. If this were the 60s, i'd go to college and have to pay almost nothing to enroll and take classes of things of interest. You expect me to become a debt slave like the rest these days when good universities are just big business and keeping on the lineage of the rich or people who bow in obedience? You expect me to follow the monkey see monkey do ideology and sacrifice my life for nothing? As a long term ideology for myself, this seems self destructive and only perpetuates the problems we have.

All of you older people have no idea what it is like for us. We all see the self-destruction and we're not going to be playing your masters game for the rest of our lives like you all have succumbed to doing. I will not work some meaningless job which solves no calamity or helps no one. I am not going to serve those who pocket millions and give crumbs to the peasants. The cost of living is so goddamn high and yet you expect me to live off of 7-10 dollars an hour? For what? So i can't expand my ideas and grow or climb any ladder of my own, and only to become sucked into a repetitive cycle of self-hate and stress until i realize when i'm older "where the hell did my life go?"

no #ing way



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 05:10 PM
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as a 25 yr old un employed man i too have noticed the jobs market of late turn sour
i am un-skilled labour
got no college/university degree
so when i look for work i look for jobs a chimp could do "chump jobs"

i am replying to your thread to half agree with you
globalisation is a major factor in me being un-employed
why pay me when a eastern European migrant will work harder than me for same pay?
but that's only half the reason..
the other is laws...
slowly they have being pushed in favour of the employer rather than the employee
why pay employees full pay and holidays when you can hire a employment agency for similar pay and get rid of them when the job is done?
that way you dont have to pay them money when they are fired
why pay them at all when you can sign up to a government scheme that will force them to work in order to receive their benefit money what is effectively slave labour?

in general the problem is greed...
buisiness leaders pay your politicians to make these laws in their favour in the guise of
"it will possibly lead to a job" it never does...
the only people who get jobs are people who are counting the extra profits for them...



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 05:11 PM
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Originally posted by jvm222
The cost of living is so goddamn high and yet you expect me to live off of 7-10 dollars an hour?


And live in your parents basement forever as well, presumably.

Who can put a roof over their head on $7-10 an hour?




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posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 05:59 PM
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You're completely wrong and ignorant.
I graduated from university with a 2:1 degree in computer games design 2 years ago.
A job in the games industry has become virtually impossible due to supply far exceeding demand, I dont know anyone in my course who has a job in this field.
I have tried doing voluntary freelance work which has fallen flat on its face.
After 6 months of being unemployed I had to do mandatory voluntary work for 13 weeks picking up litter.
A couple of months after that I got a job as a trainee looking after disabled people, this was for 6 months. I realised that they get rid of all these people after 6 months because trainees are funded by the government so it doesnt cost them a penny so they get rid of you after 6 months and get more free labour in replacement.
I have now been unemployed for 9 months and believe me I apply for EVERYTHING.
I apply for bar work, shop assistant, factory work, office work, call centres, anything thats available, I dont care how much they pay, I live at home and my parents are very supportive and dont ask for rent so money means nothing to me, I just want a job, I dont care if its minimum wage.



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 06:24 PM
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I cannot count how many times I have heard the baby boomer generation criticizing the younger generation of today labeling them with the "lazy" claims and other stuff mentioned above. I've heard it OVER and OVER... UNTIL...one day... THEY themselves were out of a job... and their tunes have thus changed... all of them.

Times are different now. The younger generation has to be 4 times more educated, and have 10 times more skills and qualifications just to make ONE HALF THE PAY (adjusted for inflation etc, etc) of that which the baby-boomers made just by DROPPING OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL.

And many baby-boomers today STILL assume that life and careers are still as easy today, and that everyone of today is "lazy" just because the baby-boomers had it so simple.

The last few years have changed the attitudes of nearly EVERY baby boomers I know. Once they received a taste of TODAY'S world, even the most stubborn of them now understand...

And, I never saw such WEAK individuals in my life once the chips were down for them. WELCOME to the NEW generation baby-boomers. Times have changed, big time.

Not to mention, with all things calculated, the minimum wage of the 60's was $18 an hour. I dont know ONE single youth who would turn $18 an hour down.

Its a different time now, and our kids and youth are NOT to blame for it.



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posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 06:33 PM
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I'm in the longest stretch of unemployment ever. The job I used to do payed rather well, now the mexicans do it for around minimum wage. And employers no longer care about experience, customer service is dead in the western world. And our government does nothing to address these problems, rather they help in our demise. Companies can hire, low wage, illegal, labor, and still get tax credits for doing so. And the few that are still afraid of illegals, can hire foreigners with a visa and enjoy the multitude of tax credits the government offers on their very own websites.

Where I live, if a fast food joint has an opening, 1500 people apply off the bat. And since this global market wrecked us, alot of people struggle with debt. Another way companies like to get out of hiring americans is by now doing credit checks. Bad credit = no hire. No hire = can't pay bills......



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 06:44 PM
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Originally posted by wingsfan
Where I live, if a fast food joint has an opening, 1500 people apply off the bat. And since this global market wrecked us, alot of people struggle with debt.


But there have been winners. The rich have got much richer while the poor have become unemployed.

Rich-poor gap widens quickly in U.S.

CBC



The richest 1 per cent of Americans have been getting far richer over the past three decades, while the middle class and poor have seen their after-tax household income doing nothing more than crawling up by comparison, according to a government study.

CBC



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 07:43 PM
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Originally posted by ollncasino

Originally posted by Dustytoad
I live in a mountain town and every opening anywhere has about 150 applications within a week. There are no jobs here. I was the manager of frozen/dairy dept. at food lion. Worked my ass off. had to quit to go to school.

For the last 8 months I have applied to every single place there is here multiple times. I have lots of experience. Can't even get a job at Mcdonalds unless you know someone. I'm not kidding.

I'm in my 20's


Older people who have a job find it difficult to understand that the world has moved on since they were young. Until they have to find a job...


Summed it up nicely there mate..
And I add to it that the baby boomer generation are the most spoilt, pathetic generation ever. They did a crap job on raising their kids too, thinking everything was going to continue on as it did in the 50s and 60s. Hence the arrogantly ignorant post above you rightly address.



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 07:53 PM
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Yeah a lot of people are living in the past.

I really hope this economy changes soon. Will highly advanced working robots/servants help or make it worse I wonder?



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 08:07 PM
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Until the population realize the 40 hour work week is antiquated, and needs to be reduced in order to maintain employment for all who are interested in work, any new labor savings device that comes out will make it worse



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 10:07 PM
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Because entry level jobs are being sent over sees .. or they hire legal and illegal immigrants to fill the spots.

When will the youth of the world take their countries back?



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