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First Rung launches a new campaign to create 100 work placements in 100 days in support of unemployed young people who face an uncertain future due to Covid -19

Release date: Thursday 19th November 2020, London

On Thursday 12th November 2020, London based charity First Rung launched its “100 Placements in 100 Days Pledge” campaign. The “pledge” is a voluntary declaration by businesses and charitable organisations that they will support young people and improve their employment chances by committing to offer a work experience placement.

More than half a million young people in the UK are now unemployed with new data showing that 16 to 24-year-olds have been hardest hit by the impact of Covid-19 on the jobs market.

Young people have been disproportionally affected by the pandemic and now face significant worry and uncertainty about their employment prospects both now and in the future.

19 November 2020