August 6th, 2012
A college education is one of the most vital elements to obtaining a job in today’s economic climate, but for the current generation of post-grads entering the workforce, it seems that a degree isn’t as motivating as it was in the past. Many people have puzzled over the phenomenon that surrounds America’s Millennial generation: The current 18-29-year-olds are educated and outspoken, but for whatever reason, many of them are delaying the "milestones" that are generally used to measure the passage into adulthood. 20-somethings and post-grads are delaying marriage, careers, and even moving out from their parents’ houses more than ever before in history, and no one is quite sure why. Whether by defect of the economy, generational psychology, or even population shifts, the curious trend among the Millennials has caused them to be labelled by many as the "stuck" generation. Whatever their reasons for delaying careers, marriage, owning homes or even owning cars, Millennials don’t seem to feel the same pressure to "grow up" that generations before have. But the untapped talent and potential within this group of young people has many would-be employers more desperate than ever to find and recruit members of the Millennial generation. The following infographic examines some of the trends and behaviors that have caused this group of young people to be labelled as "stuck".
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