This morning’s WSJ contained the first article in a series this week on the unemloyment situation for young people. This morning’s article focused on young men between the ages of 25 and 34. The article profiled two young men. Neither of them had a college education (and one has a criminal record). I don’t envy these young men’s situations.
On a recent afternoon, he sat in his parents’ kitchen, combing online classified ads. But construction work remains scarce and other positions available for which he’s qualified don’t pay more than he makes at the factory.
This is what happens in a downturn/recession. Those most at risk are those who have little to offer employers.
1. Realize that this is temporary (though it may last a while).
2. Come up with a plan. Maybe get another low-paying job. Go to school. Start a business. Accept anything but the feeling of helplessness.
And please…ditch the PS3 and XBox and PICK UP A BOOK!