Where young people can't find work
Here are the top 10 countries where residents aged 16 to 25 are burdened by high rates of unemployment.
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WELL IM FROM IRELAND AND I HAVE ALWAYS KNOWN MY COUNTRY TO BE IN HARD TIMES. I HAD TO EMIGRATE TO THE STATES MYSELF IN 1987 WHEN UNEMPLOYMENT WAS AT 19%. I AM SO USED TO UNEMPLOYMENT NOW THAT IT REALLY SUCKS FOR THE KIDS AT HOME NOW TODAY.MY HEART GOES OUT TO THEM.I HAD TO LEAVE MY FAMILY AND IT WAS NOT EASY AND STILL ISNT THAT EASY TODAY. MY FILKS ARE GETTING ON IN LIFE NOW AND IVE ONLY SEEN THEM MAYBE 15 TIMES IN 25 YEARS FOR A 2 WEEK SPELL EACH TIME. IT SUCKS HAVING TO EMIGRATE BUT THANK GOD AMERICA ACCEPTED MY VISA APPLICATION AND I AM SO THANKFULL FOR THIS COUNTRY TO HAVE OPENED ITS DOORS FOR ME.I HOPE AND PRAY THAT THE WORLD ECONOMIES PICK UP AGAIN SOME DAY AND THAT THERE WILL BE JOBS FOR THE YOUTH OF TODAY BUT UNTILL THAT HAPPENS WE WILL SEE OTHER COUNTRIES ADDED TO THIS DEPRESSING LIST OF COUNTRIES IN ECONOMIC TURMOIL.IF I PERSONALLY WON BILLIONS OF DOLLARS I WOULD HELP EVERY NATION THAT I COULD POSSIBLE HELP.
"The problem with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money"
Now fast forward to a couple decades later. I am a nurse who works with the elderly in a nursing home. And no, being a nurse was never a dream of mine- not in any way, shape or form. As a matter of fact, my mother still laughs that of all her children, the one who used to faint at the sight of blood is now a member of the medical profession.
I am working long hours in a profession which can often be less than fulfilling. And you know what? I'm perfectly happy with that. Because I have a job where I make a liveable hourly wage. Because I work endless amounts of overtime, in a day and age when many great Americans can't even find a forty hour a week job. Because I have great benefits, in a day and age when many people cannot afford health insurance.
I think that my elders did me a disservice when I was young, by trying to tell me that the only job worth pursuing is one where I feel "fulfilled." If there is one difference in what I would tell young people, it's that the job worth having is the one that's both legal, and which gives you the benefit of being able to support your family.
My advice to all young Americans; start looking at postings of jobs which are in high demand, and are projected to be in high demand for a while. And start pursuing educational goals which will allow you to obtain these jobs. And don't look down at learning a trade-especially if it means the difference between a paycheck and unemployment. The same goes for community colleges. Why pay for an extra two to three years of college, when an Associates Degree is often just as good?
And don't be the type of person who is above working any form of honest employment that pays the bills. In our early days together, my husband and I waited tables, flipped burgers, roofed houses, babysat, etc. At one point, we had five jobs between the two of us. But our bills got paid, and we made enough to live.
The people who will thrive in today's work environment are the ones who are flexible.
The best of luck to all of our current and future American workers.
Overpopulated Countries like China, India, Paquistan, Brazil, Mexico are creating this problem. In those countries labor is so cheap. They can make one to two dolars a day and work 10 or 12 hours or like china, "comunity" or family enterprises to work as assembly rooms making cents of a dollar for assembling toys, electronics or bikes. They are taking all our jobs. Protectionism should be adopted if we want to survive. We can do it if we want. if there is a wish there is a way.
China news said more than 60 million chinese has left the poverty level and projected another 100 million for the next year. India and Pakistan has the largest increase of millionairs. Brazil is the new port for japanese industries. Mexico damps all their increased population into the US, taking millions of jobs and eroding our infraestructures and our economy. Legislation here to protect our interest sucks..
I know a few young people that have come out of college with degree's that are too specific like "Art History", they didn't do their research on career's that are open, and they don't understand working their way to the top. I do accounting and my first job was working in a billing department for $7 hr in '98, I worked my way up and got up to $70k but I was laid off in 08'. The next job I got (after 1 1/2yrs) paid $10hr but I took it and worked my way back up the food chain. I'm not where I used to be but I'm not where I where I started, $45k. People everywhere need to understand that it's hard for everyone (even companies) and if you are patient and are willing to start from the bottom up, you can make it. Even if it's not at that particular company you will have gained the experience and knowlege to be valuable somewhere else.
Wasn't there a guy a few years back who promised he and his gang would reduce unemployment,reduce spending,bring honesty and openness into his job and make his country the envy of all nations? Who was this man and what did he do? Why are things just the opposite? What I understand was the young voters had a lot to do with putting him into the top job. I guess they probably have buyer's remorse now.
I guess the 'Rahn Curve' (google it) is correct.
Our economy is stagnant because small business has an aversion to risk; especially government risk in the form of taxes and regulation. There are trillions of American dollars sitting idle as a result. America has become the greatest country in history because of personal freedom, personal responsibility, and respect for private property. Excessive taxes and government regulations are a direct assault on the principles that have made America great. Not to worry, we know President Obama has created at least 150,000 high paying jobs. Trouble is they have all been with the federal government. There is no recession in Washington DC. Perhaps we can all move there and become bureaucrats.
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