Meaningful work for the young worker

Social Justice Week 2013

Meaningful work for the young worker

In our current economic period, entering meaningful employment as a young person is hardly a walk in the park. Getting an education doesn’t guarantee a job. Many capable young people are working in temporary and casual jobs where there is little job security.

While it is difficult to find stable employment, let us not lose hope! Share your stories as a worker and your thoughts on meaningful work. Find out more about the issue that affects you and the young people around you!

For Social Justice Week 2013, Catholic social justice agency Caritas explores the issues around youth and employment. Read and share your stories of work, find out more about worker’s rights and take action to stand in solidarity as young and old workers alike.

What was your first job? from Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand on Vimeo.

See fuller length interviews with some of these people on our Share Stories page.

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Stories from workers

Izzy shares the story of her first job

Isabella McCafferty from the Archdiocese of Wellington shares on video the story of her first job as a florist’s assistant to her aunt and her role now as a youth co-ordinator for the young church ministry. Florist assistant to youth worker from Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand on Vimeo.

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