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Relying On Online Listings, Young Americans Struggle To Find Jobs [11.3% Unemployment 20-24 Yr]
Guardian (UK) ^ | August 3, 2014 | Jana Kasperkevic

Posted on 08/03/2014 9:35:43 AM PDT by Steelfish

Relying On Online Listings, Young Americans Struggle To Find Jobs Dealing with higher unemployment rates, young Americans find job search can take months at a time

3 August 2014 Jana Kasperkevic.

For policy wonks and economists, the first Friday of every month is a jobs day – a day when the US department of labour releases its latest employment numbers and unemployment rate.

For 24-year-old Miriam Braverman, pounding the pavements to answer Craigslist ads, every day is a jobs day – until she finds a job.

It’s a task that many young college graduates are used to: the job search. In July, the unemployment rate for younger workers, those 20 to 24 years old, including many recent college graduates, was 11.3% – five percentage points higher than the overall unemployment rate in America.

Finding a job, for young workers, however, is not what it used to be. The defining factor of the millennial generation – technology – is thwarting many young people in their search for jobs, as they contend with the randomness of Craigslist, the cruelty of email black holes, and the increasing importance of personal connections.

And then there’s the pay: low. And the job security: nonexistent. Firms prefer freelance workers because they are protected from having to pay for unemployment, taxes or benefits. Companies no longer hire temps to work just days or weeks, but instead opt to keep them for months at a time.

“These jobs are what I call ‘permorary’,” says Phil Press, executive vice-president at Temporary Alternatives. “People think that temping is a quick fix, but it’s not. Not any more.”

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1 posted on 08/03/2014 9:35:43 AM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

While I feel for young people looking for job, try it when older it’s a whole new world out there under mr. mulato. Kind of like one of those old Irwin Allen disaster movies.


2 posted on 08/03/2014 9:50:10 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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3 posted on 08/03/2014 9:51:09 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Steelfish

That’s the way the world worked for centuries.


4 posted on 08/03/2014 9:51:29 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Steelfish

They all have useless degrees. One — drama. The other — marketing (kind of useless). People with in-demand skills eventually get jobs.


5 posted on 08/03/2014 9:54:16 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededication to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: Steelfish

Pelosi says that the Obama economy has freed young people from the drudgery of work, allowing them time to explore their artistic side.


6 posted on 08/03/2014 9:55:30 AM PDT by dcb30
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To: Mastador1
. Kind of like one of those old Irwin Allen disaster movies.

With the John Williams soundtracks.

7 posted on 08/03/2014 9:57:01 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: 3Fingas

Graduates of the federal and state maritime academies with degrees in marine engineering are getting two or three job offers. Starting salaries for month on month off rotations,
about $75,000 plus room and board. The value of the room and board is not subject to federal or state income tax.
Also, the graduates can choose to live in any state they wish and can avoid paying state income taxes.


9 posted on 08/03/2014 10:17:24 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: Steelfish

Even with 20+ years experience, in the NYC metro area, and after speaking with many people from employment agencies, the only viable way I’ve gotten any interviews was via Craig’s list, with the exception of an ad in a paper aimed strictly at my field, which I happened to stumble upon. It’s not something you can buy at a newsstand.

The most recent interview I had, which was for a part time job, the guy said he got “hundreds” of responses, and I have no reason to think he was exaggerating.


10 posted on 08/03/2014 10:24:27 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: F15Eagle

That’s how my sister is...clueless. She lives an affluent life in Northern Virginia and thinks socialism is just grand for everybody else....except her. I don’t see her giving any of her money piles away.


11 posted on 08/03/2014 10:28:35 AM PDT by Wage Slave
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To: Steelfish

Fortunately for the youth of America, entry level jobs are the kind of jobs the illegal immigrants take.


12 posted on 08/03/2014 10:44:16 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: American in Israel

Want a job right out of college? Here are four very good choices. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines. Pays well, you see the world, you learn about discipline, duty and honor and it looks great on a resume when you retire at 45 with a Majors pension.

Or, you can live in your parents basement, work at Starbucks for 8 bucks an hour and while away the time looking for your dream job with your French Literature major.


13 posted on 08/03/2014 11:05:52 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (GM is dead and Al Queada is alive.)
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To: jocon307

Yes, the job market here in northern NJ is horrible - and I don’t see what would change that any time soon. There is little future for young people here; I expect we’ll be getting more “unaccompanied minors” to compensate for the exodus of Americans from the area (on top of the illegals all over the place already).


14 posted on 08/03/2014 1:37:45 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: 3Fingas

“They all have useless degrees. One — drama. The other — marketing (kind of useless). People with in-demand skills eventually get jobs.”

In northern NJ man companies have fled or collapsed; there is little demand for any type of degree now. There are jobs driving trucks and working in convenience stores; not much else (and there aren’t enough of those jobs for everyone in this densely-populated area).


15 posted on 08/03/2014 1:43:05 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2

I don’t doubt that the job market is tough in the Northeast. I have family in N.J. and N.Y. However, young people can find work if they have the right skills (can be vocational or college obtained) and are willing to move where the work is. That’s what I did when I joined the military. I left N.Y. when I was 18 and never looked back.


17 posted on 08/05/2014 5:13:47 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededication to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: 3Fingas

That’s right, and it poses a huge problem for NJ/NY. They can’t just have their future taxpayers flee, leaving the unassimilated permanent underclass, illegal aliens, and the government workers to administer the asylum. I graduated high school more than twenty years ago, and several of my classmates went to college in other states and never came back.

Things are getting very run-down here in NJ, and I’ve seen the same happening along the border in NY.


18 posted on 08/05/2014 6:21:41 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2

I have a son who has been in NY for 19 years-——and he’s planning on leaving ASAP.

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19 posted on 08/05/2014 6:24:06 PM PDT by Mears (thanks !)
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To: Mears

I understand; like California, it really is a shame - NY is a beautiful state. I hike there often (I’m a little over 1/2 hour south of the border), and if there was work there I’d move there in a heartbeat. Unfortunately, the tax and regulatory environment chases out employers and kills businesses.


20 posted on 08/05/2014 6:34:52 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2

I’m in MA and have spent a lot of time in NY state-—upstate,downstate and The Island.

It is beautiful——we spent many wonderful vacations upstate. The Adirondacks are incredible.

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21 posted on 08/05/2014 6:44:14 PM PDT by Mears (thanks !)
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To: Mears

Yes, the Adirondacks are incredible; in many parts you’d think you were hundreds of miles north in Quebec.

Wouldn’t want to winter there, though...


22 posted on 08/05/2014 6:55:28 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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