Does it ever seem that companies’ requirements for new hires are more unrealistic than ever? You’ve probably seen the memes mocking potential employers who are requesting 10 years of experience from someone who came straight out of high school or college. You need the experience to get the job, but you need a job to get experience—a true Catch-22 scenario in real life. For this (ridiculous) reason, many young people are doing unpaid internships to gain experience and skills. But it seems awfully unfair to put in a workload for no compensation at all, doesn’t it? Luckily, some lawmakers in the European Parliament agree. Recently, they have been calling to ban unpaid internships across the states of the European Union.
More info: Euractiv
EU lawmakers are calling for a ban on unpaid internships
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Some EU lawmakers called upon the European Commission and member states last week to increase their support for working young people. Across the EU, youth unemployment is…
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