It is undoubtedly better to earn €3.2 (£2.7) per hour than nothing. With a minimum wage lower than that of Greece according to Eurostat, workers in Portugal have to, through ingenious sacrifice, feed their families and pay the ever demanding bills and taxes. Yet, €566 (£478) per month is far better than nothing at all according to the unemployed youths of Portugal, the country in the European Union with the third highest youth unemployment rate.
The government is currently embarking on one of the largest change programme of the criminal justice system in recent history...The impact assessment of the Bill reveals that around 13,000 offenders will be recalled or committed to custody as a result of the proposals, giving a prison places increase of around 600 additional places per year.
Young people aren't work shy, they just need the experience, training and direction to get the jobs they're fighting for. Use everything at your disposal, nothing is destined or fated - that's naïve thinking - but make sure you stack the deck in your favour. Let employers know exactly what you can do, and grab every opportunity.
It might seem like a pipedream, but with recent reports showing that the UK has some of the worst employment rates for under-30s in Europe, jumping ship is fast becoming a savvy option. In light of worsening summers and economic uncertainty, moving into that tropical beach-front apartment is no longer just a dream to save for retirement.