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By Dan McLaughlinThe jobs craise is back, and it’s not just a matter of millennials being a hotbed of job creation.
It’s also a matter that millennials want to work.
In fact, millennials are the fastest-growing job group in America.
According to the latest Census Bureau data, nearly one in five millennials is employed.
And that number is expected to grow by more than 20 million jobs between now and 2020.
The millennial job craze has its roots in the economy, said Scott Hickey, president of The Career Network, a job-hunting and career-training company.
But, he said, job hunting is only part of the story.
The boom in millennials’ desire to work and start businesses is a reflection of the country’s changing demographics, as well as a sign that the economy is getting more competitive, said Hickey.
And while it is a matter for millennials to choose between careers and family, Hickey said it’s important that they consider how to fit into the workforce.
“If you’re young and you don’t know how to read a resume, it can be intimidating and scary for your career to be taken seriously,” Hickey explained.
“It’s important for young people to have the confidence to get started.”
The Career Network offers advice to young people and parents who want to hire a millennial or another worker.
In the past, millennials have had to juggle a diverse range of jobs, including food service, health care, retail, finance, construction, legal, social work and a host of other fields.
But Hickey believes millennials have a unique ability to find jobs that suit them and are ready to move on.
The Career and Technical Education Association of America (CTEA) reports that millennials are looking for more than just a career in education.
They are looking to pursue careers in technology, marketing, health and human services, and other professions that can help them connect with employers, said CTAA President Susan Lebenthal.
Hickey believes job hunting for millennials is part of a larger shift in the nation’s workforce.
“This generation is getting really good at finding jobs and building connections,” Hice said.
The jobs boom in the United States is not just an issue for millennials.
The country’s workforce is projected to grow at an annual rate of 3.7 percent from 2020 to 2023.
Job seekers have to be 21 to qualify for the federal unemployment insurance program (UI), which will cost about $1.9 billion this year.
The unemployment benefits have helped make the economy a bit stronger over the past several years.
But millennials are not necessarily the only ones who are searching for work.
The median age of the population is 26, according to the Labor Department, and a new report by the Pew Research Center found that the unemployment rate for those who are 18-24 is more than twice as high as the rate for people over the age of 25.
But there are more millennials looking for work than ever before.
The percentage of millennial workers ages 18-29 has grown from 13 percent in 2015 to 18.7 in 2016, the latest year for which there is data.
That number has increased each year since 2010, according the Labor Census Bureau.
In 2017, the number of 18-to-24-year-olds employed rose to 17.5 percent from 17.1 percent in 2016.
That number is forecast to rise to 21.5 million in 2021.
“There is definitely a demand for jobs,” said Jennifer Mascagni, an associate professor of public policy at the University of Michigan.
She said the unemployment problem for millennials could be one of many factors contributing to the growing numbers of job seekers.
“You can be working at a fast-food job, a warehouse job, as a janitor, a bartender, you can be looking for something else,” she said.
“And the number one thing is the economy.
And if the economy isn’t strong, if the unemployment isn’t high, then there’s a chance that millennials might be able to move into a lower-paying, less-skilled job.”
The millennial jobs crake is not the only trend driving the hiring surge.
In addition to job hunting and the job market, many millennials are also taking advantage of social media to connect with prospective employers.
“I think a lot of the millennials are seeing that there are jobs, but there are still barriers to those jobs,” Hsieh said.
“The job market is not great for millennials, so they’re finding other things to do.”
To better connect with potential employers, many are searching online, such as through job boards, job sites, social media platforms and other services.
“One of the biggest challenges for young adults is to be able connect with someone who they think might be interested in their skills and interests,” said Liza Novembre, director of the Job Opportunities Center at the Georgetown University Center on Education, Workforce and Employment.