"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.
In Vancouver recently I met a guy who is 23 and just graduated with his degree in engineering. No one will hire him because he doesn't have at least 4 years experience, so now he works in a coffee shop. We've created a generation where university degrees are the status quo, but they don't really do much in the grand scheme. Degrees are the new high school diploma. People want experience, but companies won't hire you if you don't have it. Yet, you can't get experience if you aren't hired. For young people it's a horrendous catch 22.
Also, the trades industry is severely lacking in North America. When the babyboomers all go into retirement, there will be few to do the plumbing, electricity, mechanics, etc. Those are all potentially lucrative careers and the requirements for that kind of education are not as high. The problem is that so little emphasis is placed on the trades as potential careers in high school that people look down upon them. They are all taught to 'aim high' and go for degrees to become paper pushers in desk jobs.
We don't need more paper pushers, we need people with hands on skills.
Jeeze I wonder of folks might think about this allof those Good Paying Factory Jobs that have been sent out of North America wonder if that has anything to do with this hmmmm naya that wouldn't have anything to do with good enter level paying jobs.
The employment market is brutal for teens for a number of reasons:
1. Secular change: A growing share of jobs, particularly those paying higher wages, require at least a Bachelor's Degree. That trend has been ongoing for some time and it might have accelerated during the current recession. Worse, it occurs at a time when the educational attainment of U.S. youth has all but stopped growing and time-to-completion of college degrees has been lengthening.
2. The recession was the deepest in more than 60 years. Typically, the youngest workers (least experience) are among those who are the first to be laid off.
3. Until the economy has undergone sustained growth, many employers will likely be hesitant to add new workers to the payrolls. The first jobs growth for teens will likely be seen in temporary positions. Even then, holiday-related retail hiring of teens could be poor, especially if consumer spending growth remains subdued, as is likely, given the continuing deleveraging in the household sector.
4. The employment services industry is fragmented, inefficient, and poorly-constructed to really match prospective employees with employers, particularly with respect to younger workers.
Last edited by donsutherland1; 09-27-09 at 04:06 PM.
Being 24 and in Management is interesting since the way things are going, the Axe is only a hop, skip and a jump away.
Jackboots always come in matched pairs, a left boot and a right boot.
right or wrong, fair or no, kiss the youth vote goodbye, president obama
elections in america are won and lost on ENTHUSIASM
an entire generation, in contraposition, is dispirited, despondent, depressed, despairing
the precise opposite of hope
one can only commiserate
The haggardness of poverty is everywhere seen contrasted with the sleekness of wealth, the exhorted labor of some compensating for the idleness of others, wretched hovels by the side of stately colonnades, the rags of indigence blended with the ensigns of opulence; in a word, the most useless profusion in the midst of the most urgent wants.Jean-Baptiste Say