Futures Magazine Volume 2 September 2020 - Flipbook - Page 3
F U T U R E S
C O V I D
A N D
C A R E E R S
U P D A T E
Can my career catch the ‘Rona?
Well, not really, BUT we know for sure that a lot
has changed in the world of work since the first
issue of Futures Magazine in May this year.
Anyone referred to you as ‘The Covid Generation‘
and said they’re ‘scared for people your age’?
Rather than listening to someone go full Karen
on you - let’s stick to the facts. Yes, there will be
an impact on what opportunities you can
access because of Covid-19, however, you are
supported fully at this time and opportunity still
exists. This support comes from family, friends,
school, the government, employers and careers
advisors. We have got your back and have faith
that no matter what changes you might endure,
you will be successful in a career that you can
vibe with and that makes your life fulfilled.
Have faith with us too, won’t you?
W H A T
K N O W
The latest facts and figures from the Office of National Statistics
There are currently 3.62 million 16-24 year olds in
employment, a decrease of 156,000 from the last quarter and
153,000 fewer than a year earlier.
There are now approximately 434,000 vacancies, 48,000
fewer than in the previous quarter and 383,000 fewer than a
year earlier. However, this is 30% higher than the record low in
April to June 2020 and is being driven by small businesses
(those with 49 or fewer employees).
There are 561,000 unemployed 16-24 year olds, increasing by
35,000 since the last quarter and 73,000 more than the
N O W ?