Facts About Global Poverty and Employment

Jun 10, 2016 7:00 AM ET
Stable employment is key for escaping poverty. ©2016 Children International

Facts About Global Poverty and Employment

“Get a job!” If only it were that easy. Stable employment is key for escaping poverty, which is why Children International works so hard to help teens find it. But significant barriers to finding jobs stand in the way. When work is available, it is often no cakewalk.

What keeps youth who grow up in poverty from finding a job? Some of the barriers include: limited access to job networks, not knowing how to actually search for a job and write a résumé or conduct an interview.

13% of the world’s youth (age 15–24) are unemployed — that’s 74 million young people.

Learn more facts about global poverty and employment at children.org. 


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