Beyond the Cost: What does it really cost young people to look for work? - Youth Capital

Beyond the Cost: What does it really cost young people to look for work?

Beyond the Cost

The COVID-19 pandemic, subsequent lockdowns, and the increased use of online platforms for job-seeking require an updated understanding of the full range of costs that young job-seekers have to face. Building on the Siyakha Youth Assets for Employability Study, Youth Capital’s latest research report, ‘Beyond the cost: what does it really cost young people to look for work?’ offers an updated financial estimate, as well as insights into how zero-rated and low-data platforms are being used by young job-seekers. The report further outlines how job-seeking costs go beyond the financial implications, and calls for holistic solutions to reduce the barriers that young people face when attempting to enter the labour market.

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