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Addressing Youth Unemployment and Underemployment: Submission to the Premier’s Council on Youth Opportunities

2014

Addressing Youth Unemployment and Underemployment: Submission to the Premier’s Council on Youth Opportunities

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This report was published by the Ontario Federation of Labour Young Workers Committee.

HERE’S HOW THE AUTHORS DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:

In Ontario, the recent recession and the austerity measures that followed have had a disproportionate impact on young people. Their struggles foretell a broader low-wage future for all Ontarians if our government does not change course. The scope and depth of the challenges facing young workers demand a new, progressive approach to public policy and managing the economy. Young people across the province are calling on the provincial government to put job creation and the well-being of people and communities ahead of deficit reduction and corporate profits.

A structural inequality between younger and older workers is taking hold in the Ontario economy. To address the full scope of this problem, the provincial government must make a meaningful shift in their approach to boosting the economy and strengthening the labour market. Ontario needs to reject austerity and chart a new path forward – one that sees government embrace its role as a key driver of the economy.

Ontario Federation of Labour Young Workers Committee. (2014). Addressing youth unemployment and underemployment: Submission to the premier’s council on youth opportunities, Government of Ontario. Retrieved from http://ofl.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014.02.27-SUB-UnderEmployment.pdf

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