The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce reports that about 40% of unemployed workers are Millennials. Boomers are not retiring for economic reasons and technology is replacing lower level jobs normally filled by students entering the workplace.
With this high number of millennials unemployed, it shows that businesses are not connecting with millennials or providing them with opportunities to convince them to give up unemployment.
So, when recruiting:
- Businesses MUST create stronger messaging to Millennials. If they are going to offer them low wage jobs, recruiters must sell them on a career path to higher paying positions that can be backed up within the corporate culture.
- Enhanced and unique search methods need to be employed to reach discouraged millennial workers. Millennials may not even have their resumes on the market anymore, so recruiting firms and businesses need to create better messaging to reach millennials and seek out millennial candidates through unique sourcing methodologies.
Contributed by Amy J. Keeley.
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