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Youth unemployment is a global crisis

In the Globe and Mail this morning Konrad Yakabuski  sums up details of the global youth unemployment crisis: While Europe is the epicentre of youth unemployment, the crisis is a global one. In Canada, more than 411,000 young people under 25 were out of work in April, pushing the youth unemployment rate up to 14.5 per

Connecting with Generation Y: Cummins Allison Provides Tips to Attract Younger Members

BusinessWire May 30, 2013 Generation Y, also known as millennials, makes up 26 percent of the Canadian population and is widely regarded as one of the most coveted market segments. Millennials are tech savvy multi-taskers that value convenience and personalized service. They’re also concerned about personal finance; Generation Y is more likely to feel there is

The millennial parent

By: Sarah Kendzior Aljazeera May 29, 2013 I have a friend who was the first in his family to go to college. He grew up poor in the rural Midwest and earned his BA from a top school in the region. But when the recession hit in the early 2000s, he could not find a

Engaging With Millennial Customers Through Social Media

By: Hulya Aksu Huffington Post May 29, 2013 There’s been a ton of buzz in the media lately about the “Me, Me, Me Generation” of millennials. Tagged as being the most connected, they’re using their constant, real-time plug-in to technology to engage in an impressive social, global citizenship that, sense-of-entitlement be damned, we might want to pay attention

Four tips for hiring the best millennial workers

By: Josh Tolan The Globe and Mail May 28, 2013 Millennials are the future of the work force. Today, about 40 million tech-savvy millennials have entered the job market and by 2025 that number will skyrocket to 75 million. If you’re looking in your company crystal ball, the odds are good you’re seeing millennial talent

How Millennial Moms Are Changing Motherhood

By: Katherine Wintsch Huffington Post May 28, 2013 The old childhood cadence is familiar: “Sally and Johnny sitting in tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g…” For generations, the path to domestic bliss was pretty clearly mapped out for young women. Study hard, go to college, fall in love and get married. Check, check, check, check. Next up, buy a house in

Life lessons for Generation ‘Why’

By: Emma Teitel Maclean’s May 21, 2013 New book teaches Millennials how to be grown-ups The news has two objectives: to report what’s just happened and to rehash, in the most sensational terms, what is apparently always happening. There’s the obesity beat, the what-gives-you-cancer beat, the housing-crash beat, and the most constant of these constants: the

Colbert, Arianna & Michelle address Class of 2013

By: Josh Dehaas Macleans May 21, 2013 Words of wisdom for Generation Me It’s commencement season. For many Canadian students and their families, that means sitting in stuffy rooms listening long-winded speeches from important people of whose stature they have only just learned from the program in front of them. For a lucky few Americans, this

A Few Quick Stats

Check out these US Stats about the Millennial generation “According to the Millennial Generation Research Review, 27 percent of millennials are self-employed. 80 percent of millennials sleep with their phones next to their beds.”  

Young Minds: Millennials facing increased rates of stress compared to other generations

By: Allison Vuchnich and Carmen Chai Global News May 9, 2013 TORONTO — They may not have kids to feed, house mortgages to pay or a minivan, but Canada’s generation of the future is feeling the stress. Millennials — or those 18 to 33 years old — are feeling the weight of the world on their shoulders, more
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