If people would just pay someone a decent salary for simple work, and hand out a decent contract (Instead of promising a few months of work every time.) you will see that people will be motivated to work harder and show more loyalty. Why? Because a happy worker is a good worker.
There are more reasons though, just think about what a local worker can do for you when he or she earns a normal salary. He or she will spend more in the local stores, maybe call a plumber or an electrician when something needs to get done, he or she will visit the cinema, buy furniture, go for a drink in the local pub, participate in society..
What you invest in people will come back to you in a different way. As an employer, you might make less of a profit if you pay your people a bit more than the minimum each week, but I'm positive that most of you will easily survive that and will still make profits, and I'm 100% certain that your community will thrive as a whole.
Setup training centers in those communities which allow people free training and education if they don't like that life. Problem solved, where do I collect my peace prize?
If you're willing to pay your workers when they deliver quality, and you make education and additional training more accessible than it is now, then I'm sure most workers will do something to improve their situation on their own. I really believe that if you make education affordable for certain people, then more of those people might actually consider an education.
You reap what you sow. (It's almost a law of nature!) If you care to invest in people, then in one way or another, people will give you something in return, wether it's service or just positive behaviour in your own community. If all you do is take, take and take from people, then people will have nothing left to give, and they will probably start to feel useless, get depressed or aggressive, or they'll turn into a walking problem..
Some people just don't know what they want to do when they're teenagers, but that doesn't mean that those people will never figure it out. (I figured out that psychology interests me a great deal, and I want to study this, but I somehow couldn't figure it out in the past, but maybe this also had to do with a lack of information and opportunity back then.) That's why I believe education should be fairly accessible for people of all ages, because I believe we have a lot of potential walking around which isn't doing much at the moment.
I can talk untill I'm old and grey though, I'm not the one who's in a position to make any decisions, and I'm willing to take any job to finance my own study. I can honestly tell you that I've never claimed benefits, never recieved any kind of wellfare and I guess I'm stubborn like that! I'm currently jobless and running out of money, but I'm happy to tell you that I still haven't managed to humiliate myself by recieving someone else's money! (I do work the odd jobs on a blue monday from time to time, and I do change a few wires and lightbulbs every now and then, and it does help me to get by.) The reason I'm telling you all these bits and pieces about my story? It's not because I think I'm important, and I'm not looking for attention or anything, I just hope it'll help other people to see that there are young people like me, and I believe they all deserve a chance, because they'll be old and useless before you know it!