Youth and unemployment
T he youth unemployment problem has become a major problem in our country. The youth represents more than half of the total population and is considered as a major workforce.
The youth are considered as the most energetic class of people who can make either constructive or destructive contribution to the society.
If they are not monitored well and remained unemployed, both social and economic problems are inevitable. The need is felt to address the social and economic challenges confronted by the youth in order to help them become productive and responsible citizens of the country. An idle man cannot find food for him. In order to live he must do some work.
Everywhere in this world there is a constant struggle for an employment. Only deserving people win the struggle and get the job which is very limited.
Being unemployment can significantly affect the prospect of achieving the goals of GNH. Without job one leads to the loss of self-esteem and results in unhappiness. There is no respect for the seniors. In a family, the unemployed children create disturbances. They feel frustrated. Thus social tension is born.
Gradually, our Buddhist philosophy of love and tolerance is converted to the philosophy of anger and instability. There are many causes of unemployment. The main among them is the rapid growth of population and significant growth in school enrolment which has created a large num- ber of youth entering into the job market every year.
The unemployment among the youth is commonly associated with various problems like high crime rate among the youth, lack of experience and mismatch in jobs amongst others. Our youths are not willing to take up blue collar jobs which are readily available in the market. In order to carry out such jobs many expatriate work force are being imported.
The imminent problems associated with unemployment present is a significant challenge to many concerned agencies in seeking to provide solutions to the problem of unemployment. The fundamental approach utilised by many governments remains the creation of jobs within the informal sector. Other than the creation of jobs that ensure the individuals become directly absorbed into the labour market, other approaches such as given priority to agriculture sector can also be explored.
To increase production and sales, employers often seek workers that are more experienced. Due to their inexperience and lack of knowledge, employers do not want to spend money and time training them.
While the attitude of the employers has to change in order to employ our youths having no experience.
On the other hand our youths must be willing to take any job that is available in the market in order to solve the unemployment problem now.