Underemployed young people

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4607
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

According to the latest figures from the Trades Union Congress, recent employment figures are masking the issue of underemployment that is working in part-time or in jobs that they are overqualified for, which has increased in London by 52 per cent since 2008. What action are you taking to ensure young Londoners are employed in appropriate jobs for the needs, wants and qualifications?

Answer

Answer for Underemployed young people

Answer for Underemployed young people

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The European Structural Investment Funds will deliver programmes to help improve Londoners skills and access to employment. This activity will cover some programmes targeting those in work, including part time work, with young people benefitting through the Youth Employment Initiative.