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Catherine Livingstone AO, Chairman, Telstra Corporation - "Youth unemployment – an urgent national challenge"

  • 04 April 2014

A packed audience of 170 guests at the Hilton on 4 April 2014 greeted Telstra Chairman Catherine Livingstone, AO as she provided an in-depth presentation on the challenges that face today’s unemployed youth.  Ms Livingstone touched on some of the contributing factors that make finding full-time employment an especially uphill battle: the emergence of an increasingly ‘casual’ workforce, jobs transferred overseas and the oversaturation in certain industries by trained workers.  Ms Livingstone also stressed the importance of the role of education in bridging the gap between expectation and reality to produce a better equipped new generation of Australian workforce by providing practical training.