We Must Help Millennial College Grads With Few Job Opportunities With Our Vote

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“Only mothers can think of the future, because they give birth to it in their children.”

–Maxim Gorky

This August my daughter started college as a junior, and it’s time for me to start to worry about her job opportunities.   I’m extremely proud of her and excited that in less than two years she starts on a new journey in life.

Another part of my parenting responsibilities are almost over, and I look forward to the next adventure of being a parent.  To help my daughter with a new adventure in life, it will take me getting serious about using my leadership responsibilities in the 2016 election process and creating a voice that demands change.

What are the facts that need to be reviewed before using my voice to pick leaders I can trust with my daughter’s future?

The facts about reality for American college graduates have been sad for several years now.  According to Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce, “In 2015, Millennials that graduated college were considered a group of educated young underemployed or unemployed group of Americans.  They made up 40% of the unemployed in 2014, and 2015 wasn’t much better.”

David Pasch, a spokesman for Generation Opportunity states, “If you look at the numbers starting in 2009, we’ve been in the longest sustained period of unemployment since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began collecting their data following World War II.”

“Millennials were applying for jobs in the most difficult economic climate since the Great Depression, and as a result, a growing number are now working in low-wage industries and earning less than their predecessors,” Scott Stringer stated in 2016.

“Millennials are getting lower earnings compared with the nation’s median income, versus people of that age a decade ago,” said Pasch in 2015.

The hot millennial question is, “Why can’t Millennials just replace retiring baby boomers?”

There are a variety of reasons baby boomers don’t need to be replaced including advancements in technology, off shoring jobs, and a lot of older Americans are delaying retirement, because of the lack of retirement saving according to GoBankingRates 2016 research.  This leads us to why it’s critical the right leadership is chosen on the national level to run the country.

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Dr. Jacqueline B. Lang
Dr. Jacqueline B. Langhttps://www.drjacquelinelang.com/
Dr. Jacqueline Lang, MBA, MPA, MSED has 20+ years of leadership experience in a variety of industries (manufacturing, services, politics, and education). Her career has been within Fortune 50, 500, 1000 and private organizations across the U.S. and in higher education. As well as a U.S. Congressional Campaign Manager. Along with serving in the United States Army Reserves. She currently divides her time as a Business Professor & Small Business Owner in the Cannabis Industry. #Entrepreneurship - #e-commerce - #educator - #BoardMember.
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