The Youth I.D.E.A.S. announced its latest report on
Encouraging Young-Olds Employment
The Youth I.D.E.A.S. (established by HKFYG Youth Research Centre) has released its study Encouraging Young-Olds Employment”.
Data gathered from 520 young people aged 18-34 showed that 71.7% support young-olds employment while 28.1% think that there should not be any upper limit on working age. In general, they are not worried that the employment of young-olds would affect the promotion and employment opportunities of young people.
Some young-olds revealed that employment can provide them with goals and social life. But they are facing with the problems of lack of new skills and negative image. Some experts said that the complicated procedures involving in the Employees’ Compensation Insurance and inadequate flexible jobs refrain the employers from employing young-olds. The study recommended the government creates flexible jobs and open it for the retired people. It also recommended a young-olds employment scheme to help the career planning of the young-olds.