Millennials in the workforce is a hot topic, and rightly so. After all, millennials—the generation of Americans born between 1980 and the mid-2000s—are in the early stages of their careers and will comprise nearly 34% of the U.S. labor force by 2024. As one-third of the U.S. population, this generation will be “an important engine of the economy in the decades to come” according to a 2014 report by the Council of Economic Advisers. Millennials will soon define what it means to work, communicate, produce, and consume. In many ways, they already do.
Who are millennials and what characteristics are they known for? They are digitally literate, innovative, and flexible. They are diverse. In fact, many millennials are immigrants or children of immigrants. They are also ambitious, socially conscious, and eager to work.
Large companies such as Google, Apple, and 3M have developed outstanding internship programs to bring millennials on board. These companies recognize internships as a powerful recruitment tool, and have the infrastructure to nurture the internship experience. Small and mid-sized companies might not have the resources of an Amazon or Facebook, but they too can develop internship programs that will help them grow their business.
Kirrin Coleman, author of Backpack to Briefcase: Steps to a Successful Career and Camo to Career: The Veteran’s Guide to Career Success, will be offering a free 30 minute webinar to discuss five ways millennials can help grow small and mid-sized businesses.
If you are a college career professional, recruiter, human resource manager, or a small/mid-sized business owner, you NEED to participate in this webinar.
Learn more/register for this free 30-minute webiner HERE!