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    Re: The dead end kids: Young, unemployed and facing tough future

    Quote Originally Posted by DeeJayH View Post
    problem with the country today?

    I have been gainfully employed since about 12
    as was everybody I grew up with
    Hmmmm in my state would be illegal. I lied about age to get a gig at 13. Before that I mowed lawns.

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    Re: The dead end kids: Young, unemployed and facing tough future

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    Tell em to join the army.
    It's a guaranteed paycheck.
    I come from a military family, so they have considered this. My sister has been trying off and on to go into the Navy, but I don't think she really wants to. My brother has been having problems with the recruiters in his area telling him he can't get in because of his GED. My youngest brother is probably not going to be eligible because of all his medical problems, but he wants to join the Marines.
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    Re: The dead end kids: Young, unemployed and facing tough future

    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.

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    Re: The dead end kids: Young, unemployed and facing tough future

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Hmmmm in my state would be illegal. I lied about age to get a gig at 13. Before that I mowed lawns.
    of course I was also mowing lawns, paper boy, taking garbage cans in/out, shoveling snow, raking leaves yada yada yada

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    Re: The dead end kids: Young, unemployed and facing tough future

    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.

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    Re: The dead end kids: Young, unemployed and facing tough future

    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.
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    Re: The dead end kids: Young, unemployed and facing tough future

    Being 24 and in Management is interesting since the way things are going, the Axe is only a hop, skip and a jump away.


    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    I come from a military family, so they have considered this. My sister has been trying off and on to go into the Navy, but I don't think she really wants to. My brother has been having problems with the recruiters in his area telling him he can't get in because of his GED. My youngest brother is probably not going to be eligible because of all his medical problems, but he wants to join the Marines.
    I wanted to go into the Airforce instead of college (which wouldve been interesting because I have a fear of heights) but my dad wouldnt let me because he said he didnt want me to experience the same living nightmare he did back in Vietnam.
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    Re: The dead end kids: Young, unemployed and facing tough future

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Being 24 and in Management is interesting since the way things are going, the Axe is only a hop, skip and a jump away.




    I wanted to go into the Airforce instead of college (which wouldve been interesting because I have a fear of heights) but my dad wouldnt let me because he said he didnt want me to experience the same living nightmare he did back in Vietnam.
    Trust me things have change allot if you still desire to enter the US Military then go for it, I will support you as will most of the other folks here who have served or in my case work for DoD.

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    Re: The dead end kids: Young, unemployed and facing tough future

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    wow

    just wow

    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

    and pray

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    Re: The dead end kids: Young, unemployed and facing tough future

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    52.2

    wow

    just wow

    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

    and pray
    .......Nah, better not.
    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

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