Problem

Limited opportunities for significant work

Other Names:
Unmotivating subsistence employment
Limited engagement alternatives
Scarce employment possibilities
Lack of significant employment
Restricted opportunities for significant work
Nature:
There tend to be neither a sufficient number nor a sufficient variety of jobs available locally to provide employment for the diverse skills available. Where work programmes are available they tend to be inadequate in size and scope, while many residents who have specialized degrees, skills and credentials are underemployed or without work. Persons in paid training programmes may remain in training much longer than necessary simply because they are not being prepared for real jobs waiting at the end of the programme. The experience of community residents that there are too few jobs available locally for the size of the potential work force is in marked contrast to the images received, through travel and television, that significant work should be and is available for everyone.
Broader Problems:
Lack of jobs
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Date of last update
10.10.2000 – 00:00 CEST