Tuesday, Dec 29, 2009

Job seekers

The Times: Mandelson tells parents how to deal with the boomerang generation

This year’s graduates started at university three or four years ago during a buoyant employment market, said Denise Taylor, a career coach and author of the guide, “so everything has been geared up for them getting a graduate job, and in the last year the economic climate has changed”.
Boys find it particularly difficult to accept more menial jobs in call centres or as shop assistants.

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1. devo said...

surprised he didn't flag up the opportunities to be had for rent boys

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 12:19AM Report Comment

2. stillthinking said...

how do desperate young people attempting to get into the workforce, without even a smidgeon of hope of getting somewhere to live, they will still be stuck at their parents, cause the holy grail what, of wage inflation, economic growth? mandelson wakes up to the futility of his society.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 12:52AM Report Comment

3. sneaker said...

Thanks for the advise, Mister Mandelson.
Best wishes to your own children.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 06:42AM Report Comment

4. mark wadsworth said...

Subtext: the housing market needs more cannon fodder, to wit, first time buyers and private renters.

If my kids had just finished Uni I'd be quite happy for them to stay living at home with me out of protest at the whole housing market pyramid scheme. That said, I'd still goad them into finding a job, however 'menial'.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 09:32AM Report Comment

5. stillthinking said...

It is unbelievable for Mandelson to come out with Tebbit like 'get on your bike' comments considering Labours role in shafting the UK economy.

Even if the graduates did get a job, they would still have to live with their parents anyway, otherwise no hope of raising 40K deposit from saved disposable income (about to get even harder).

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 09:49AM Report Comment

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