This is well worth an hour of your time, whether you be a recent grad, a young job-hunter, or a student with graduation in your upcoming future (juniors and seniors, I’m looking at you!). This program is an hour from yesterday’s Kojo Nnamdi Show, an show here on the Washington D.C. NPR station WAMU. It’s titled “A Slow Start for Young Workers” and host Kojo Nnamdi talks with a panel of experts and callers about the struggles we recent grads are facing in this tough job market.
While national unemployment hovers around 10%, unemployment for 16-24 year olds in America is twice that. We’re feeling the pinch as employers have their pick of the litter and can turn us down for more seasoned, experienced workers. But not all is lost — there are some things our generation brings to the table that employers would be remiss to exclude from their office. Kojo, the panel, and the callers discuss all this and more.
The experts on this show are:
- Howard Ross – Diversity consultant; Principal, Cook Ross
- Julianne Malveaux – Economist; President, Bennett College
- Katherine Stahl – Executive Director, American University Career Center
They touch on many aspects of our job search struggles right now, and also a few of the advantages we actually have. Give it a listen, and let’s discuss it in the comments.
Listen now to “A Slow Start for Young Workers” from The Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU.
Have you experienced difficulties, unemployment, or underemployment in the current job market? (I know I have!)