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Eradicating long-term youth unemployment is a bold ambition, but one that we can and must achieve

Kickstart, Restart, more traineeships, the £2,000 Apprenticeships incentive, more funding for careers services, the JETS programme, a new Job Finding Support Service, doubling of Jobcentre Plus work coaches, the Flexible Support Fund…

Spending Review 2020: Good marks on support to find work, more to do on raising demand

There were two big labour market priorities for the Chancellor today: how to get employment growing again next year, and how to help the unemployed to fill those jobs. Today’s announcements deserve good marks for the latter, but there are still big questions on whether we are doing enough on the former – with the Treasury continuing to gamble on a strong, private sector-led recovery in the new year.

Developing an employability system that works for everyone

Tony Wilson, policy director at Inclusion, talks about the lack of disabled people and those with health problems acquiring careers guidance; stating that only one in 10 are receiving guidance and less than half are in work.

The government’s Plan for Jobs: a comprehensive response to the crisis, but challenges remain

The government’s #PlanForJobs today (8 Jul) is welcome, comprehensive and recognises the scale of the employment crisis that we are now facing. It’s clear that the government has listened to and learned from the evidence of what has worked before and what needs to happen now.

As we navigate our way out of this crisis, the role of employment services has never been more important

On 5 March, the @IEPInfo hosted its inaugural Summit, bringing together eighty people from across the employment and employability sector to reflect on where we were and the challenges for the future. 

New analysis: low paid more than twice as likely to have lost their jobs during the pandemic

Employment falling for the low paid while it has increased in high skilled jobs. Urgent action needed to protect incomes, increase employment and support decent work @EmploymtStudies New analysis by the Institute for Employment Studies has found that low paid workers are more than twice as likely to have lost their jobs during the pandemic and are at far greater risk of being temporarily laid off or having their hours cut.

Another record breaking month for employment, driven by the self-employed and older workers

Labour Market Statistics, July 2019: Another record breaking month, driven by the self-employed and older workers

What can training providers do to increase the attendance of benefit claimants at training?

Using behavioural insights to examine benefit claimants' approaches to training opportunities

Student mental health in London: Survey of FE and post-16 institutions

Institute for @EmploymtStudies has launched a survey to support an assessment of #MentalHealth Needs amongst London’s further education learners.

Obesity: Wage premium for men, but £10 billion a year wage penalty for women

#EqualPay Day 2020: New @EmploymtStudies research reveals how women living with obesity are short-changed by over £10 billion a year in the workplace, with a wage penalty of up to 13 percent, compared to other women. 

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