Low-skilled Workers Worst Hit by Recession

The latest figures from the ONS have further demonstrated the gap in employment routes for low skilled workers. Faring worse than their better qualified counterparts, the lowest skill category – such as cleaners and catering assistants – has seen unemployment on the claimant count measure shoot up by 5.3% to 13.2%.

Franchising can offer a route into self-employment for low-skilled workers, as franchisors provide help, support and training to get the franchisee’s business off the ground. Franchisees will also often go on to employ staff in sectors such as cleaning, care or education.