Young people are almost three times more likely to be unemployed than adults and are exposed to lower quality of jobs, greater labor market inequalities, and longer and more insecure school-to-work transitions. In addition, women are more likely to be underemployed and under-paid, and to undertake part-time jobs or work under temporary contracts. To raise awareness on the importance of investing in youth skills development, the United Nations General Assembly designated July 15 as World Youth Skills Day.

At JA, our entire focus is on youth employment and entrepreneurship, and we’re proud to participate in this important day of recognition. Learn more about the day.