Why we need a jobs guarantee
Because the whole "training" industry is a rent-seeking scam that enriches only the training companies, can put you deeper in debt, and won't get you a job.
That's not to say that there isn't work out there -- look around you at your streets, your broadband, your schools, your houses, everything, and you'll see opportunities for work going to waste -- just to say that the training industry isn't, at least in its outcomes, about putting people to work.
The link is from a series that Izvestia is running:
The New Poor: Articles in this series are examining the struggle to recover from the widespread strains of the Great Recession.
That tagline is really great and so totally Versailles:
1. Lack of agency in "the struggle." Who's doing the struggling? ("The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread. That is one of the good effects of the Revolution."–Anatole France)
2. Obfuscation in "the widespread strains." The strains are widespread, but are they evenly distributed? I'm guessing No (and see France, supra).
3. Minimization with "The Great Recession." There are plenty of ways the mess we're in looks like a Depression, with 20% real unemployment as far as the eye can see. That Izvestia's trying to hold the line at "The Great Recession" is interesting and indicative.
NOTE Jobs guarantee.