"Rigid labour rules are tougher on young workers than older ones. People without much experience find it harder to demonstrate that they are worth employing. And when companies know they cannot easily get rid of duds, they become reluctant to hire anyone at all. This is especially true when the economy is not growing fast and they have to bear the huge fixed cost of all the older permanent employees they took on in easier times.IMHO o futuro é preparar os jovens a não esperarem por um emprego mas a criá-lo.
Trade unions often favour a minimum wage. This can help those who already have jobs, but if it is set too high it can crowd out those with the fewest skills and the least experience, who tend to be young. It makes more sense to subsidise wages through a negative income tax, thus swelling take-home pay for the lowliest workers without making them more expensive for the employer. But this costs taxpayers money, so many governments prefer to raise the legal minimum wage, passing the cost on to others.
Alas, there is a huge mismatch everywhere between the skills that many young people can offer and the ones that employers need.
As economies grow more sophisticated, demand for cognitive skills will keep rising. The world’s schools are not even close to meeting it."
Não serão "funcionários" a ensinar, ou a demonstrar o que é e como se pode criar o seu próprio emprego ou a empreender.
Trechos retirados de "The walled world of work"