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.