Tag: youth

  • Youth Unemployment Seen As 'Scarring' By Global Group

    Youth Unemployment Seen As 'Scarring' By Global Group

    By Annalyn Censky NEW YORK -- As the jobs crisis drags on, high unemployment could permanently damage the economic prospects of the world's youngest workers, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development warned Tuesday. A lack of jobs for workers ages 15 to 24 could create a "scarring effect"... Continue Reading

  • Gen Y Wants  'Balance' More Than An Interesting Job Or Wealth, Study Finds

    Gen Y Wants 'Balance' More Than An Interesting Job Or Wealth, Study Finds

    Young people are often viewed as wide-eyed idealists. But a new survey shows that the youngest generation is as pragmatic as their older counterparts when it comes to job security, ranking that as more important than becoming wealthy or having a prestigious job. That is in striking contrast to boomers and... Continue Reading

  • Obama 'Can't Wait' To Help Youth Find Summer Jobs

    Obama 'Can't Wait' To Help Youth Find Summer Jobs

    President Obama plans to unveil a summer-jobs initiative Thursday to help create more employment opportunities for youth in the face of congressional inaction on the president's signature job-creation legislation. In a statement, the White House says that the federal government is working with the private... Continue Reading

  • Views On Employee Loyalty Shift With Generations [Infographic]

    Views On Employee Loyalty Shift With Generations [Infographic]

    Much has been written about the how different generations perceive work differently. Baby boomers are largely credited with changing the way in which many Americans work, while those younger -- Gen Xers and millennials -- are credited with bringing new attitudes toward the concept of work. Data recently... Continue Reading

  • America's Youth Reconsiders Skilled Trades

    America's Youth Reconsiders Skilled Trades

    Despite the nation's current weak job market, the demand for workers qualified to perform many skilled labor jobs continues to grow, leading to forecasts of severe shortages in some fields as more and more baby boomers retire. A recent poll of 40,000 employers worldwide by Manpower Inc. showed that employers... Continue Reading