The Institute for Public Policy Research think tank says a full-blown economic recovery will not resolve the UK's youth unemployment problem.
In the UK, 94,000 people were trained in beauty and hair but there were only 18,000 jobs. That's what young girls want to do. The song, Beauty School Drop-out comes to mind from the 1978 film Grease.
IPPR says of the 868,000 unemployed young people aged 16 to 24, about 700,000 young people have never had a job.
A IPPR chief economist, said: "We can learn lots from countries like Germany and the Netherlands. A strong workplace-based vocational education and training system, with high employer involvement, contributes more to a smoother transition from education to work and a low rate of youth unemployment than anything else."
We should never give up on young people, but rather, try to figure out how to help them find a vocation. And earning money with work is one of the ways humans survive in society.
What was your experience of looking for work?