Woburn Forest tackles youth unemployment with 41% of new recruits aged under 25
With a larger proportion of 16- to 24-year-olds now out of work than any other age group, we are pleased to reveal that 41 per cent of the new recruits so far at Woburn Forest are under the age of 25.
In the latest ONS Economic Report, it’s clear that youngsters have felt the force of the financial crisis – as of November last year, 633,000 were seeking work. But as the Woburn Forest recruitment drive reaches its halfway mark before opening, 950 of the already-filled vacancies fall within the 16-24 age group.
It’s encouraging for the region’s local community and economic growth too, as in November a Quarterly Economic Monitoring Report showed that people in the 16 to 24 age group account for 23.1 per cent of all people claiming Job Seeker’s Allowance in Central Bedfordshire, which this recruitment figure is sure to alleviate.