There is a serious problem going on right now in America, it is called unemployment. People are losing jobs at an alarming rate. Steadily the unemployed is growing and the market for new jobs is shrinking. I am sure that the stats of the unemployed are alarming, but this stat blows me away, the unemployment rate for 20- to 24-year-olds is 16%. That is incredible. Suddenly I do not feel alone in being unemployed.
Crown Financial gave this great description of Generations throughout the ages:
The Great Depression Generation – viewed their career with an emphasis on loyalty. They would work at the same job for the same company for 40 to 50 years.
The Builder Generation (born from the Great Depression to the mid 40’s) – saw their career as a means of making a living.
The Baby Boomers (born from the mid 40’s to the mid 60’s) – saw their career as the central focus of their life. Work became the definition of who they were.
The Buster Generation – finds work to be an irritant. It distracts them from what they want to do in life. They see work as a necessary evil.
The Millennial Generation (born from 1980-2000) – sees their work as a place to serve humanity.
The Millennial Generation or the boomerang generation (they leave home and then return home) is in a position now to change things. 10 years ago it was not possible to build a platform, to start a company for minimal investment, to scrap your resume and go with recommendations from people you met online. Things are changing at an incredible pace it is only going to be faster.
I think we are at a key time in history. A time where the Millenniasl, the ones that grew up with the world wide web, are taking to the world and using their creativity to fill needs. We are seeing that the traditional go to college and get a job method is not working. I am interested to look back 10 years from now and see what is different.