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Poll: Should young people be prioritised in job creation?

USI wants a ‘significant investment’ in youth job creation – but younger people are also less likely to have pressures like mortgages.

Younger people are more likely to be in the Dole queues - but are also more likely to have higher education than older counterparts.
Younger people are more likely to be in the Dole queues - but are also more likely to have higher education than older counterparts.
Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

THE UNION representing Ireland’s third-level students has called for a major government investment in a Youth Guarantee scheme to ensure that young people without work can be given extra training or work placements.

USI says the moves are needed to stem the flow of emigration, and to ensure that young people do not spend so long out of work that they become unemployable. The calls come after Eurostat figures showed that 30.8 per cent of Irish people under the age of 25 were without work – above the EU average of 23.5 per cent.

So, with that in mind, today we’re asking you: should young people be prioritised, above older people, in job creation?


Poll Results:

No (1254)
I don't know (791)
Yes (751)



Read: USI calls for greater investment in Youth Guarantee Scheme

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