Investigating the effects of having less entry-level positions readily available
New employment seekers are also not left behind because they face a similar problem of trying to cultivate their careers by looking for better working opportunities that also do not come easy. I am going to launch an investigation into the reasons behind the situation that is witnessed in the job market, of having less entry-level positions. The research by various scholars will be of great help to my investigation by providing a wide range of information to offer proof and also provide guidance on settling for better recommendations that will see this problem solved. The inadequacy in entry-level positions coupled with economic challenges even make life more difficult for recent graduates who are looking to gain some working experience and climb up their career ladders.
Therefore, I have realized the problem that is available and have propositions as well that may work a way out for the new graduates who deservedly require a position to showcasing to the job market what they are capable of. Statement of Problem The difficulties associated with the scarcity of the entry-level job positions raise three questions that help in the statement of the problem for his research. Where have all the entry-level jobs disappeared to? How can the population of the new graduates be absorbed by other means, to avoid over flooding of intellectuals in the job market? How can the new graduates gain some working experience before they finally are allowed into the job market? These questions form the basis on which the problem of this research is looked at.
The main issue, therefore, is that there are less entry-level positions in the labor market that are readily available and this is attributed to the firms that create employment. These companies mainly rely on graduates’ work experience which is usually absent in most cases, and this eventually leads to overcrowding of the job market with the fresh graduates who are seeking to kick-start their careers. The question of where the entry-level jobs disappeared to is very vital because it helps dissect into the problem deeper. Once the graduates fail to secure the entry-level jobs then it becomes clear that there will be a lot of intellectuals out there who are done with school but cannot get their careers rolling because they do not have an opportunity to do so.
This essentially adds up to the original problem of having few entry-level job positions. It is difficult to manage a situation where there are a lot of learned people in society but there are no job opportunities for them to put their skills to the task. The inability to account for all the graduates is a situation brought about by the major problem of not having enough entry-level positions in the job market that people and cultivate their careers. Another major question of how the graduates can gain enough working experience before they are presented to the job market elaborates on the main problem of the inadequacy of entry-level positions. • Conclusion The conclusion will offer closing statements to summarize the entire research and give emphasis on the recommendations therein.
Literature Review Methodology The methodology involved in this study constitutes the use of information from interviews, reviews, and articles. The data obtained from articles is important because it the work that other people have done reiterates the effects of having less entry-level positions for the fresh graduates. These articles provide an insight into workable solutions because they contain work that has been studied and, therefore, its credibility is highly reliable. The articles shall also provide a wide range of information from which to analyze the problem at hand critically and help come up with better solutions. The good thing about automation is that there is only the initial cost incurred in buying and installing machinery. The subsequent costs incurred are mainly for the maintenance of the machinery.
Once a machine is programmed then it performs the duties assigned to it without anyone having to worry. The effect of this is that organizations have gone ahead and reduced the intake of entry-level employees. Consequently, a lot of young men and women end up jobless in the already crowded job market. Every job requires a certain amount of experience for an individual to qualify. Entry-level jobs are not an exception according to most of the organizations that provide employment opportunities. When students graduate from college they are in most cases not experienced at all in matters regarding the performance in work environment. Consequently, employers tend to avoid such individuals as they do not know how to run activities at a workplace even if they were to be given a chance.
c. ) Underemployment and a Struggle for the Available Opportunities In an interview with The Guardian Newspaper, Kasy Chambers who is the Chief Executive Officer of the Anglicare said that it is pointless punishing people for not getting themselves jobs, which clearly are not available easily. This is a response she was offering after a report by Anglicare Australia stipulated that the low-skilled jobs are hard to come by despite the high number of educated individuals in the job market. According to this report and Kasy as well, the number of qualified personnel who apply for the entry-level constitute a big number who are already overqualified for these jobs. In Henriques-Gomes’ report, Chambers argues that this situation of a reduced number of positions of entry-level jobs has resulted into many people being underemployed for the reason that a lot of people who are overqualified apply for similar positions.
This is because there are very few slots to fight for and a majority of the population wants to get a chance. Most of the firms these days have decided to automate a lot of the processes that take place within the companies. This is mainly attributed to the cost of hiring entry-level job seekers who essentially have to be taught from scratch how things are done in the organization. It costs a firm a good amount of money to conduct training practices for the newly employed people who have no experience at all of how the job market operates. Hence the overcrowding of the job market. Kenny and Rossiter stipulate that inexperienced people have seen firms incur a lot of expenses in training them.
This is usually done by most employers to trim down the number of applicants since a lot of people are interested in these entry-level positions considering the high number of students who graduate every year. As the numbers increase the number of low-skilled jobs as well, keeps diminishing as a result of the applications that come in from the overqualified individuals. Such people limit the entry-level positions in the sense that it is easier for employers to pick them on the basis of academic qualifications than their counterpart graduates who are new in the job market but have slightly lower academic credentials. According to Moore and Morton, depression comes about when an individual starts feeling dejected. This is what unemployed graduates go through on a daily basis.
This can be done through the linkup between the learning institutions and the companies that offer employment opportunities. This way, the two institutions can even come together on matters pertaining to costs so that the firms that take in students do not have to bear all the expenses, which in the first place are part of the reasons why they limit the entry-level positions. Graduate trainee programs will ensure there are more positions to accommodate a higher number of people. Another recommendation that would suit the problem of less entry-level positions is government intervention through subsidiaries. When the state intervenes in a situation like it means that the companies will cut down their production costs as a result of the subsidies and, therefore, save a reasonable amount of resources.
Conclusion In conclusion, this research elaborates on the effects of less entry-level positions on the economy and individuals themselves. The firms contribute to a large extent, to this situation. However, the range of suggested solutions can help solve this problem without any of the parties involved having to lose out on anything. The resolutions in this paper do not require a lot of procedures in implementing and that makes them viable. Matters to do with government subsidies are often applicable in many governments and if a country can successfully implement that then firms can be able to readjust and create room for more entry level jobs. "The myth of job readiness? Written communication, employability, and the ‘skills gap’in higher education.
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