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Last week's guest post by John Bridgeland addressed a very important segment of our unemployed population - millennials. As referenced in his post, four million young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 are unemployed! Kari Saratovsky and Kristin Ivie have written some great posts on our Social Citizens blog that provide additional resources for millennials looking for work in the nonprofit sector. Make sure to check them out!
In Millennials Looking for More than Just a Job, Kari suggests fellowship opportunities as a way for people to combine meaningful work and making a social impact:
...we are witnessing what many believe to be the beginning of a new era of problem solving and social entrepreneurship – as Millennials demonstrate that it’s not just one sector that will help solve some of our most challenging social problems, but rather a look at blending sectors and structures to create meaningful impact ... we thought we’d ... bring attention to some of the opportunities being offered to the Millennial Generation for fellowship programs here at home and abroad.
And, in Kristin's post, Millennials: Congrats on Your Degree, Welcome to Unemployment, she offers job search resources for people who are looking for more than just a paycheck:
Many are looking at their next chapter as a time for self exploration. They’re trying to find meaning in their jobs and are delaying the traditional workforce to join programs like AmeriCorps - or heading overseas to teach English in a developing country. They’re leveraging technology to innovate and create new solutions to complex environmental and social problems. Gen Y is seen as ambitious and hopeful. But they are also debt ridden and anxious.
Read their posts for more details.