The announcement today by Deputy PM Nick Clegg of the creation of upto 410,000 work training, apprenticeships, and placements for 16 to 24 year olds is certainly heart-warming, a much needed tonic that will create wealth as well as happiness.
I hope the people these places are offered to take them up with the sincerity with which they have been created, and give them the best shot possible. Virtually, people could be creating their own luck, their own place in the jobs market, by taking up the chance to prove themselves....and who knows, if things work out, the employer finds the youngster is generating some income in the job, the job becomes a real job, paying good wages. An exercise of this magnitude has not been undertaken before in recent years, and therefore I hope employers and youngsters will make it a great success. Jobs create wealth, and this is a great opportunity. Like the U.S., I hope the United Kingdom too will start to create heatmaps of happiness, creating an unward momentum for this economy.
As more people travel to work, buy work-related clothes, eat whilst at work, buy things to entertain themselves and so on, the economy will get the much-needed boost to propel it to positive achievement.