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Should Obligatory Community/Military Service Be Introduced?
Obligatory community service could provide much needed workforce in employment areas that lack workers.
There is a dire need for young social workers in many states.
The Office for National Statistics in the
showed that of the 751,000 externally advertised job vacancies for a three month period across the whole economy, more than 15% – about 117,000 – were in the health and social work sectors.
social care employees in the UK leave their jobs each year.
There is a 20 to 25% vacancy rate at social work agencies in the
An added large supply of low cost labor would implode the job market for social work and drive down wages for people in these industries.
Obligatory service in employment areas that lack workers is immoral. It's providing forced labor to an industry for the benefit of the industry rather than the benefit of the workers.
Some of the
most in need of additional workforce in the US are vets, pharmacy technicians, tax preparers and aerospace technicians. These are all skilled jobs that could not be given to an untrained 18 year old.