Covid: Pandemic job hunt putting young lives 'on pause'
The Covid-19 pandemic has "magnified" barriers facing young people getting into work, a charity says. A survey for the Prince's Trust, which helps get young people into jobs, education and training, found 44% of 16 to 25-year-olds questioned said their aspirations were now lower. Half of those from poorer backgrounds said their future goals now seemed "impossible" to achieve. Caitlyn Morgan, 20, from Caerphilly, said her life was "on pause". Before lockdown, she was on a retail training programme in Cardiff, at a business that said it would have offered her a job to stay on if the virus had not hit. ... (full story)