A Bleak Outlook on Youth Un(der)employment (what the numbers say.)

Marquency Laurore consults the classified ads for a job in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Marquency Laurore consults the classified ads for a job in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson / THE CANADIAN PRESS) (CTV, 2014).

Can we attribute a part of this whole crisis to numerical oversight?

Probably not, but we can use the statistics, or the lack there of, to emphasis just how dire the situation is and hopefully motivate people to take action. Job reporting is a huge issue that has been under fire and came to a head recently when the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) challenged Statistics Canada’s (StatsCan) labour market findings on March 7, 2014. Continue reading “A Bleak Outlook on Youth Un(der)employment (what the numbers say.)”

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Putting Generation Y to Work (acknowledging the actual accrued value of Millennials)

Image of a one way street pointing towards the horizon.
(The Guardian, 2009)

Knowledge is not a one-way street.

Recent statistics indicate that Millenials will dominate nearly 75% of the workforce in Canada by 2028 (The Globe and Mail, 2014). If we are being fair this statistic is not surprising considering the fact that by then many Baby Boomers will have most definitely reached the age of retirement. But how does this deal with the crisis of youth un(der)employment I have been discussing for the past five weeks – what do these young workers do in the meantime so that they can be integrated  into the workforce now! Continue reading “Putting Generation Y to Work (acknowledging the actual accrued value of Millennials)”