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It's Past Time We Invested in Young Workers

Liz Shuler | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Liz Shuler

Free, high-quality public higher education. Expanded apprenticeship programs. Jobs that pay living wages. Workplaces that are free of discrimination. Strong union rights. Don't those sound great?

Job Hunting in College: Expectations Vs. Reality

Mehroz Baig | Posted 03.25.2014 | College
Mehroz Baig

"I really enjoyed my time at Oberlin and I felt like I was learning, but I wasn't progressing towards a job at the end of graduation," said Ned Lindau...

Millennial Unemployment On The Rise

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.02.2013 | Business

The unemployment rate for millennials (Americans aged 18 to 29) increased to 13.1 percent last month, according to the January jobs report from the U....

What James Bond Can Teach Us About Multigenerational Societies

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 02.10.2013 | Fifty
Levi Ben-Shmuel

A healthy society requires balancing the needs of all generations. At the end of "Skyfall," balance was achieved. We have our work cut out for us to find it off the screen.

Economic Reality Marries Age-Old Idea -- Apprenticeships -- With College

| Christopher Connell | Posted 02.06.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. TACOMA, Wash. -- Five-foot-two Jesica Bush exudes confidence, whether she's scribbling not...

Schumer Proposes Tech Diplomas To Produce Skilled Workers

Posted 01.15.2013 | Education

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is urging the New York Board of Regents to approve two initiatives that he says will improve graduation rates and reduce y...

Apple's Low-Wage Path to America's Future

Jeff Faux | Posted 12.16.2012 | Technology
Jeff Faux

Walk into any Apple store today and you can see what's coming tomorrow. I don't mean the array of electronic gadgets laid out on the countertops; I mean the army of bright, ambitious, heavily indebted college graduates working for roughly $12 an hour.

Christina Wilkie

Top 20 Happiest U.S. Cities For Young Workers | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.25.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON -- Salaries for recent college graduates declined in 2011 for the sixth year in a row, another bleak indicator of how tough the Great Reces...

Why It's A Lousy Time To Be A Twenty-Something

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.07.2012 | Business

Attention, young workers: It's not your imagination. Your're underpaid. Wages for employees in their twenties took a sharp dive during the past de...

Youth Employment Shows A Surprising Rise, Though Overall Picture Remains Grim

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.01.2011 | Business

The past three months have been unexpectedly good for young workers. Almost two-thirds of the jobs employers added since August went to workers age...

Simpson's Program, Not Social Security, Victimizes the Young

Merton and Joan Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Merton and Joan Bernstein

Does he really mean to say that, in our working years, we help pay for the modest Social Security benefits received by the parents who fed, clothed, educated and housed us? What perfidy. What selfishness.

Will Social Security Be There for Today's Young Workers?

Mark Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Miller

Social Security isn't going bankrupt -- far from it. The system was intended -- and has always been -- a pay-as-you-go system, with taxes collected from workers used to pay current retirees.

The New "Lost Generation": Young Workers

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Art Levine

A devastating new report, "The Kids Aren't All Right," released by the Economic Policy Institute last Wednesday underscores the plight facing young w...

Back on the Street to Fight the STREET

Richard Trumka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Trumka

Millions of Americans are living in fear--for their jobs. When a job disappears, working people are gripped with a fear that high-flying hedge fund ma...

Can Someone Scare Up a Job?

Len Hollie | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Hollie

Many New Yorkers probably missed the bleak employment study that Rutgers University released last week. Many people would probably have avoided reading the report even if they had noticed it.

Recession Creating A Lost Generation; Young People Can't Find Jobs

BusinesWeek | Peter Coy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Bright, eager -- and unwanted. While unemployment is ravaging just about every part of the global workforce, the most enduring harm is being done to y...

Young Workers In Free Fall: 1/3 Under 35 Live With Parents

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

The future now looks particularly bleak, especially if the "jobless recovery" continues at its relatively slow pace, and union organizing remains blocked by opponents of the Employee Free Choice Act.