School leavers refuse to work because they don't like 'crap' jobs

Damian Wilson

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The Chartered Institute of Personnel andl Development has a big shiny headquarters near me and I've often wondered what goes on inside. Now I know.

Because their chief economist, one John Philpott, has just told a fringe meeting at the Lb Dem conference in Birmingham that many kids are being put off work because they reckon many jobs are "crap" – his word – so employers should look at making employment opportunities more attractive.