May 29 - Bob Hormats, U.S. Under Secretary of State, says it's not just Europe which is fighting youth unemployment, but the U.S. focus on training and skills is working.
US undersecretary of state -- -- has come by the Roy to stand -- here in Paris apple could see you again great to have you again you all -- king. He specifically on unemployment youth unemployment. What is the biggest challenge you think right now that the European space some come into the US and -- Well I think there are obviously financial. Challenges in Europe but I think. Underlying that it's a challenge that the US on your face which is unemployment we still have. A very large number of people who were looking for jobs. Better than it was in the United States certainly there's been a lot of progress but still. As the president has indicated not enough progress. And with -- respect youth unemployment. There's still a significant problem many. American kids who. Getting out of high school or getting out of college. Simply can't find jobs where they can find them they can't find them quickly enough. What we did this a little hole from which Perry did Germany is that it's gonna help Portugal it's gonna help other countries. That's a lot of talk about. Getting the available funds and yes that means the low is actually being done in a walk walk -- -- stunts that move. In the US and indeed here in Europe can we talk about right now. One of the things that we're doing in the United States is. One Germany and some other countries are doing here. And that is that we have a very robust program. Of working with our unions with businesses. With localities and particularly. With our school system which is not just universities -- junior colleges. Community Colleges trade schools. To create apprentice programs. To make sure that students are trained. Where the jobs that businesses -- wire. To be -- now and in the future so they're training and matching skills. To the business requirements. It's a critical element of helping young people find jobs and businesses. To come and invest in the United States or increase investment. As the US look at Germany. Adds a role model in this respect I think we have enormous respect for what the Germans have done and a number of countries and Scandinavia like Norway. Because we see a lot of their programs. As being focused very heavily on training. -- developing workers' skills. That are needed. For the jobs of today and tomorrow so we need to do this and we're having a lot more. Progress than we had 65 years ago and these matching skills. True -- to to me it's not enough but there are a number of very good example. Just the finish up with it means that it seems to me and -- said this to a number of ministers there as well what if this is with what was a closing the door after the horses halted in the way. We've reached this problem is huge now youth unemployment especially in Europe but also in the US. Too little too late and we really sore back. I think we have no choice but to do our best to try and certainly gotten bigger. Over the last several years in Europe and in the United States particularly in southern York. But we have a chance now. Remedy that situation because virtually every community. -- wants to work with. Business and tried to develop. A combination of programs. That would enable Community Colleges junior colleges to train people. To meet the needs of businesses at the same time they wanna attract more investment. If they're going to attract more investments they have to demonstrate that they have a labor force that in the the job requirements. Of that company -- that group company so that interaction is very very. Pork while many thanks for coming by today. Thank you were much things that -- -- -- US undersecretary of state with a share of the museum in Paris that's it for me -- problems Reuters.