Australia, England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa Covid-19, Education and children's services, HR, workforce and communications

External event: How should cities tackle youth unemployment in their COVID recovery plans?


About this event

Youth Futures Foundation and IPPO are hosting an event on Tuesday 16th November, 3.30pm-5pm to bring together local policymakers, practitioners and researchers to explore what should be in cities local recovery plans to boost youth employment, particularly among marginalised groups.

Despite vacancies bouncing back as restrictions have eased, long-term youth unemployment rose by over a half during the crisis to 256,000 in England, reaching its highest level in five years. Young people with multiple disadvantages and lower qualifications are much more likely to become long-term unemployed and one in eight of all young people are not in full-time education or employment. COVID-19 has exacerbated disadvantages experienced by young people furthest from the labour market and COVID recovery plans provide an opportunity to address this. The ability of all young people to access training, support, employment, and entrepreneurial opportunities in their local area is key to transforming regional economies.

YFF and IPPO will present the latest data and evidence from the UK and globally, and have breakout sessions to dig deeper into the following areas:

• Working in partnership to level up for young people – the potential of collocated youth employment services

• Future-proofing jobs and skills post-pandemic

• The role of job centres and work coaches in supporting young people on their journey to employment

• Opportunities and challenges for employers in recruiting and retaining local young people

If you have any queries about this event, email the IPPO team at  [email protected] . You will receive the joining instructions and information on Friday 12th November. Please note that they will use the information you provide in the Eventbrite form to contact you about this event.

Youth Futures Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organisation established in 2019 that aims to transform the youth employment landscape, ensuring that young people from all backgrounds can access and keep good quality jobs. They aim to narrow the employment gap for young people from marginalised backgrounds by identifying what works and why, investing in evidence generation and innovation, and igniting new ideas to change behaviour and practice.


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