I recently learned of a statistic that is absolutely frightening from where I sit: 75 million youth — almost 13% of the world’s youth population — are unemployed.
Stop for a minute and think about that. Seventy-five million youth who are just starting out … and who are already behind.
And that number fails to take into account all of the youth who are underemployed, doing work for which they’re either not paid enough or that doesn’t allow them to put their skills to good use.
It’s an issue that’s top of mind for policymakers worldwide, who are turning to entrepreneurs and start-ups to both kick-start local economies and provide the jobs that will sustain economic growth.