Tasmanians believe training courses and support programs are essential for youth employment recovery post-coronavirus, new survey results show.
The Federal Group has commissioned three EMRS surveys this year with an aim to ascertain how coronavirus and associated social restrictions had changed community and consumer perceptions.
Surveyed Tasmanians in July considered career training packages in emerging industries for high school students as most important to combat youth unemployment followed by programs to keep young people engaged in work.
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Respondents ranked job losses and economic impacts on the state and local businesses of greater concern above their health, personal life and finances.
The survey found there was a gradual decline between May and July in people who practiced social distancing all of the time between May and July.
Confidence in the state government's management of a potential new outbreak was at 92 per cent.
More than half of survey respondents said they held concerns of socialisation.
Federal Group executive general manager Daniel Hanna said the was evidence from previous recessions that young people long-term disadvantages when trying to enter the workforce amid tough economic times.
Beacon Foundation chief executive Scott Harris said the challenges young people faced with employment during the coronavirus recovery period was concerning.
"Beacon welcomes and strongly supports continued investment in our youth, particularly whilst they are still in school, to inspire and prepare them for meaningful work in Tasmania," he said.
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