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Retailers provide 40% of jobs for young people Tuesday, 20th September 2011
40 per cent of all new jobs in the UK among 16 to 21 year olds over the last 12 months were provided by retailers, according to a report by the British Retail Consortium (BRC).
More than 13,000 jobs for new starters under the age of 21 were created by retailers over the last year.
BRC director-general Stephen Robertson said: “We’ve produced clear and detailed evidence that retail is one of the sectors most likely to give young people the job breaks they need. The August riots were blamed by some on growing frustration among that generation. School and college leavers are facing an incredibly tough time getting into work. Retail found itself in the frontline of the attacks, ironic when it’s actually in the frontline of the solution.”