Posts Tagged ‘gen Y’

Millennials And Anxiety: Is Generation Y Anxious?

By:  Aya Tsintziras The Huffington Post Canada July 26, 2013 High school English teacher Julia Arbuckle remembers the anxiety she felt when she was a student at the University of Toronto. “I was stressed because I was doing an arts degree,” she says, “and I thought, ‘How am I going to make it in life?’” Arbuckle, […]

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Millennials want answers about the debt

By: James McKitrick The Baltimore Sun July 23, 2013 While the tentacles of Washington dysfunction reach all national demographics, one often overlooked group is our young adults — affectionately termed the “Millennials.” Obvious evidence of this has been Congress’ inability to thus far keep interest rates on student loans from rising sharply down the road. […]

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Savvy millennials get an early start on investing

By: Melissa Leong Financial Post July 22, 2013 Much is often made of the financial pressures that Millennials face. They have higher tuition costs and graduate with heavy student debts.  They face heftier housing prices and shrinking job opportunities. But in the face of that, Millennials are starting to invest for the future at a […]

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All My Exes Live in Texts: Why the Social Media Generation Never Really Breaks Up

By: Maureen O’Connor NY Magazine July 21, 2013 I have 700 friends on Facebook, 36 of whom I consider exes. Not all are ex-boyfriends—in the eleven years that “boyfriend” has been a name for men in my life, I have referred to nine as “boyfriends.” The rest are men I dated casually, guys I dated disastrously, make-out […]

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It may be a fool’s errand, but TV channels stalk millennial eyeballs

By: John Doyle The Globe and Mail July 29, 2013 If you get me started on millennials and television, I can go on and on. So let’s get started. Sean Combs came here the other day and made a pitch to TV critics, a passionate speech that included some definitive statements about television, youth and media. […]

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Housing recovery leaves Millennials behind

By: Hadley Malcolm and Barbara Hansen USA TODAY July 18, 2013 The house needed work — weatherproofing, a new back fence, a basement to transform into a bedroom — but the couple was excited nonetheless. The house would have been their first. Instead, two weeks after putting in a bid, Mila Gates, 27, and her husband […]

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Getting Millennials to Love Their Jobs Isn’t About Pool Tables and Beer

By: Aneil Mishra PolicyMic July 04, 2013 Only 30% of employees are motivated at work, and that is up from 28% in 2010.  About half are disengaged, don’t really care if they are “there” or not, and the rest are actively disengaged, resulting in lost productivity and other costs to the organization, like turnover.  Which category do you […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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