The Access to Labor Market of the Youth: The Experience in North Macedonia
Prof. D-r Jorde Jakimovski

The years between 15 and 29 are considered to be the milestone in each individual‟s life, because of the completion of the educational process and getting a secure and satisfying employment. If the young person quickly passes this phase and is employed in accordance with their education and qualifications, the result is a positive impact, both individually and socially. Some young people cannot find employment at all for quite a long period of time. On the other hand, part of the youth population the jobs they get are far from satisfactory – they are badly paid, with long working hours, or are forced to become part of the so-called „grey economy‟. This long-term employment negatively influences both them and the country, as a whole. The subject of this paper is to give a certain observation on the current situation on the labor market and the positioning of the youth and social problems. The idea is to contribute to easier access to the labor market, achieving a higher employment rate, lowering the unemployment rate and providing decent working conditions.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jssw.v8n2a6