Unmotivating subsistence employment Limited engagement alternatives Scarce employment possibilities Lack of significant employment Restricted opportunities for significant work
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.
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