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Young people are becoming increasingly desperate in the hunt for employment

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As statistics published earlier this week showed, the future looks bleak for Neets. Young people are becoming increasingly desperate in the hunt for employment, saying there is "no hope", as 26% are out of work, education or training for more than three years.

"There are days when I feel that there is no hope," says recently-graduated Tobi Akingbade.

The 21-year-old who studied mass media communications at Hertfordshire University is hunting for her dream job in journalism. But as she struggling to find one, she´s decided to settle for a job as a receptionist. Except she can´t get one of those either.

"Since leaving university in May I have applied for 70 jobs. Aware that finding a job in media is more difficult than any other sector, I did apply for jobs in call centres or as a receptionist, so that I can make some money whilst pursing my dreams. I am still applying."

Despite her experiences, and various charities and unions blaming the government for high levels of youth unemployment.

And, as Tobi notes, she is not alone. "I know plenty of people in my situation. The situation is so bad that graduates are applying for teaching courses because they are free and guarantee a job within a year.

Source: The Huffington Post

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