Alternatives in the form of decent employment opportunities are narrow, and are likely to remain so if the 'unemployability
' of Africans becomes an accepted mantra in academic and policy writings on this subject.
More recently, TeamLease Services in their India Labor Report 2012 mentions that nearly 58% of our graduates suffer from some degree of unemployability
and absence of formal on-the-job exposure.
Royal Mail's Christmas stamp scheme, which enables customers in receipt of pension credit, employment and support allowance, incapacity benefit or unemployability
supplement to purchase First and Second Class stamps at 2011 prices during the busiest mailing time of the year is now fully up and running.
That in choosing an area of the humanities they are also choosing, to an even greater extent than would have been the case in the past, insecurity, penury, unemployability
and a low status within society, if not actual alienation within it.
Is this then a deliberate strategy to dumb down the nation's youth, increase their unemployment, unemployability
and homelessness and condemn them to a life of poverty which this government has already announced it has discovered the causes of?
Dhanwant Singh say" Youth unemployability
is a bigger problem than youth unemployment.
If I were to break down our horrific unemployment statistics into degrees of unemployability
, I am sure to step on many sensitive toes.
On top of his war pension, the dad-of-two claimed extra payments, including an "unemployability
supplement", after being medically discharged from the Navy in 1991 following nearly four years' service with the kidney inflammation nephritis and an ankle injury.
A recent report by staffing company TeamLease finds that nearly six in ten Indian college graduates "suffer from some degree of unemployability
." Software and services trade lobby group NASSCOM reports that only 15 percent of Indian college graduates are qualified for jobs in high-growth global industries such as call centers and technology companies.
One is the problem of unemployment, the other is the linked problem of unemployability
, even when we have created employment opportunities.
Mental illness, drug addiction, unemployability
and unhappiness await those whose lives are blighted from an early age by ineffectual or just plain bad parenting.
It will probably be only after bitter experience of redundancy, unemployability
, employee and managerial inflexibility in the face of innovation, and of the economic and social costs of these, that the need for continuing education rather than just for ad hoc shots of reinstruction will be recognised.