More NY Teens and Young Adults Aren't Prepared For Workforce
By Monica Miller, WBGO News
Manhattan. December 3, 2012
New York teens and young adults are following a national trend towards chronic unemployment.
More than 400,000 New Yorkers between the ages of 16 and 24 are neither in school nor in the workforce.
The latest Kids Count report by the Annie Casey Foundation shows they’re having a hard time getting entry-level jobs as they compete against older candidates with more experience. Nationally, about 17 percent of people in this age group face the same predicament.
The Baltimore-based group says the younger generation is losing out on building valuable skills and work experience to find better paying jobs.
They suggest more sustained and coordinated efforts for young people to help bridge their academics and career services.
© 2012 WBGO News
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