DHL study reveals Asian youth are growing anxious about finding employment

  • 88% of youth surveyed believed that they have the requisite skills needed to enter the working world but more than 90% of them are “anxious” about their ability to secure a job upon completing their education
  • Most felt that Covid-19 is affecting the job-seeking process but remain optimistic

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 15 July 2021 – To mark the United Nations’ World Youth Skills Day this year, Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL Group), the world’s leading logistics provider has published key findings from an inaugural study on youth employability in Asia Pacific. The three-week online study saw close to 950 responses from young people above 15 years of age across seven countries – Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. This study was done as part of DPDHL Group’s GoTeach program with the support of its global partners Teach For All network and SOS Children’s Villages.