A Lost Generation?

Posted by M ws On Saturday, July 2, 2011 4 comments
This evening, TO sent me an article from THIS LINK which said:

Many British youngsters are too lazy, ill-educated and lacking the work ethic to compete for jobs, business leaders said last night.

The warning came in response to Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith’s appeal to employers to ‘give our young people a chance, and not fall back on labour from abroad’.

In a speech which evoked Gordon Brown’s ill-fated ‘British jobs for British workers’ campaign, Mr Duncan Smith said employers had a ‘responsibility to help our young people get their first foot on the jobs ladder’.

But business leaders rejected the calls – and warned that many simply lack the ‘work ethic’ and skills to compete against migrant labour.

David Frost, director-general of the British Chambers of Commerce, said a generation had been ‘failed’ by schools.

‘After 11 years of formal education, employers say they get kids coming to them who can’t write, who can’t communicate, and who don’t have that work ethic,’ he said.

‘And I think we’ve also got to face up to having a benefits system which does not incentivise that many to work.

Read the rest of the entry AT THIS LINK.

Does it sound familiar?

4 comments to A Lost Generation?

  1. says:

    Chester Khuan Maybe a swap can be arranged. They come to Malaysia and Malaysians go over there to work.Let those who can’t write, who can’t communicate, and who don’t have that work ethic compete with one another.

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Dear Chester

    Hello! Thanks for such a clever response from a thinking mind! Take care and hope to meet you one day!


  1. says:

    Chester Khuan It just pop into my head when I read the last sentence "does it sound familiar?". I hope there is a chance we could meet too.

  1. says:

    masterwordsmith Hi Chester

    I put it there deliberately! Let me know when you are up in Penang. Would love to meet up with you. Take care and wishing you the best.


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