Gen Y and Jobs

Our generation's future is headed on a one-way trip down the toilet a that is, unless we do something fast.

Rising debts. Recessions. Mass layoffs. Two million recent college graduates jobless. Nearly 40 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 have been either unemployed or underemployed since 2008. And, perhaps the biggest kick in the teeth, members of Gen Y have been bestowed with the title "boomerangs": a generation so poor, jobless, and in debt that we've been forced to moved back into our parents' homes after college in record numbers.

So much for following the "work hard, get good grades, and go to college" mantra to the letter. That worked outAreal well for us, didn't it?

The fact is, our "traditional" options are shrinking by the day, and they aren't coming back anytime soon. Was this the way we were told it was supposed to be for us? No, of course not. But like it or not, this is our reality. We can either deal with the cards we've been dealt and thrive in spite of the harsh actualities or nosedive in the face of hardship and adversity.

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Posted: November 21st, 2010
at 7:06am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: development,entrepreneurship,jobs

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