Reasons behind unemployment.
Unemployment is one of the biggest problems facing the youths currently. This is due to the fact that the number of jobs created annually is not enough to absorb the higher number of youths joining the job market. This can be witnessed as youths are held up in long queues during the few open employment opportunities.
causes of unemployment are not entirely on the lack of employment opportunities, but the job seekers also do contribute to them not being able to get employed.
- Most youths do prepare themselves for the jobs that are not there. They forget the fact that education was intended to make them self reliant. They are more focused in being employed than creating opportunities for themselves.
- Choosing between a career growth and money is another big problem that leads to youth’s unemployment. They are more focused on the pay offer than the number of opportunities available in the job industry they would want to pursue thereby ending up flooded in one industry leading to the lack of jobs for them.
- Under development is another cause that has left many unemployed. Most youths target higher paying jobs without trying to build up their skills. Each and everyday youths complain about employers asking for people with experience in the field. This is because they are more focused on landing well paying jobs than developing their skills in their field by starting from the readily available opportunities. Developing their skills can help them in being competitive and prepared for the positions they are aiming.
The best way to curb unemployment is to first to do what you have passion in then money can follow. Most of us are more focused on the pay cheque than our passion. This will help in building experience thereby cutting the notion of employees complaining about employers asking for experience.
moreover, youths should specialize in industries that have job offers and not just the well paying jobs. This will help reduce the flooding in certain jobs and other industries lacking skilled labour.