Youth employment is a top priority for the world’s YMCAs.

YMCA and CircularSociety Youth employment is a top priority for the world’s YMCAs. We asked the world’s young people what their biggest needs were and they told us in clear terms: we need help with jobs. The YMCA’s One Million Voices Youth Research confirmed their need for help in finding, being equipped, trained and ready for getting jobs. This is …

The Problem is Real

As you may know from articles and the media, the problem of Youth Unemployment plagues Europe currently, with very little change in sight. Though policy makers occasionally address the issue or suggest reform measures to increase employment, little is being done. To access the sense of urgency, however, we must take a look at the real-life experience behind the “label” …

Let Them Eat Cake …

– attributed to Queen Marie-Antoinette of France A few days ago a comment from a senior Human Resources executive from a large company shocked me deeply. The comment was part of the explanation why he had to reject the invitation to participate in the European Youth Employment project (eYe) run by CircularSociety. The reasoning for the rejection was simple, yet …