The rate of precariousness among young people has reached an alarming level in the world, whether in developed countries or in so-called Third World countries.
Due to the rather unfavorable economic situation, unemployment remains at a particularly high level in many countries. And young people are particularly affected. Those who leave school without any practical qualifications find it very difficult to get their first job. Many young graduates, even from the Grandes Ecoles, are finding it increasingly difficult to enter the world of work.
They are often opposed to the objection of lack of professional experience.
Many are therefore reduced, in France and elsewhere, to living off odd jobs, unrelated to their training. Others are still financially dependent on their parents.
This problem is more accentuated in certain regions, particularly those with a relatively young population.
On Reunion Island, approximately 60% of young people are job seekers and a number of them are even recipients of social minima.
This is a particularly harmful trend for the future of our nations and a very poor indicator of the relevance of our educational and economic systems.
Can we be optimistic about the future of a nation whose vital forces have lost faith in the future?
Because on the other hand:
– the baby-boomer generation is approaching retirement age,
– the aging of the population in many industrialized countries causes problems that are difficult to solve, such as the viability of pension systems, etc.
And if we were above all in a period of great transition during which mentalities must change.
Everyone realizes that the adage: “Do well at school, have a good diploma and your professional future will be mapped out” is no longer true.
Many overqualified professionals also find themselves on the fringes of the working world as soon as they reach senior age (over 45 or 50).
A good diploma is no longer the guarantee of much, in terms of career path.
Some young people conclude that there is no point in working hard for diplomas. They throw in the towel soon enough.
It is clear that this is not the solution either. It is enough to see what generally becomes of these young people.
Some young people think the solution lies elsewhere. In Reunion, for example, many young graduates think that their solution lies in mainland France.
This reasoning is hardly different from that of many young Africans who think they will find their solution in Western countries.
Others think that it is better to find a profession in demand and to train in this field.
But in general, these famous “jobs in demand” never stay in demand for long.
They quickly become saturated.
So, is there still a solution?
Is there hope for young people in precariousness?
Let’s explore possible solutions