Study: 16% of young adults are unemployed

By: Victoria Maranan Email
By: Victoria Maranan Email

DENISON, TX-A study shows that young adults are having a hard time finding jobs.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 16.5 percent of 18 to 24 year olds are unemployed. Texoma Workforce Solution's Bob Rhoden said people in that age group are having to compete with older employees who have more experience. He said it's important for young adults to get that experience through volunteering and internships.

"A lot of times, young people don't think that they don't need a resume. If they've done volunteer work, if they've done extracurricular activities while they were in high school or college, they need to put that information down on paper and be able to show it to a potential employer," he said.

Texoma Workforce solutions also offers an in-school program that can help provide training for young people.

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  • by Roughneck Fever Location: Where the work is! on Jul 13, 2012 at 07:50 AM
    Some are willing to work and will find work while others are "the next generation" and they don't want a job, they want a position. There are more jobs than you can shake a stick at you just have to be willing to travel, possibly relocate, pass a drug test, and here's the real hard part, you might have to work really really hard, long hours, break a sweat, be talked to in a way it might hurt your feelings, might not get to stop and take a break every hour and god forbid you might miss a lunch break from time to time (I know, that's not what you had in mind) The energy sector is blowing up - South Texas, West Texas, West Okla, Panhandle, North Dakota. Most of these jobs are not for wimps. If you can't find a job in these areas (pays $20, $30, $40 per hr and more!) then you just don't wanna work. If you can work hard an sacrifice you'll need a Armored car to bring your money home.
  • by Randy on Jul 13, 2012 at 06:56 AM
    I was unemployed for 3 years after college back in 1988. Lived with my parents until I was 25. But...when the job came it was a good one and I have been there ever since.
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      by Billy Bob Thornton@Windom on Jul 14, 2012 at 04:11 PM in reply to Randy
      So Jack in the Box finally found you at your mommies house!just waiting on the right one, huh Randy.
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        by Help me on Jul 16, 2012 at 08:13 AM in reply to Billy Bob Thornton@Windom
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        by Anonymous on Jul 16, 2012 at 07:01 PM in reply to Billy Bob Thornton@Windom
        Acutally, Randy could probably buy Billy Bob Jimmy Jack Thornton and the trailer he lives in.
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        by Randy on Jul 17, 2012 at 04:52 AM in reply to Billy Bob Thornton@Windom
        I am a Chemical Engineer at Dupont. My parents allowed me to concentrate on college given the work I was doing. You obviously haven't a clue how difficult it is to obtain a bachelors in I'm gonna let your ignorance slide.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 13, 2012 at 06:38 AM
    The most important detalil left out of that discussion: over half of all new hires are 55 and older! I read an article on the subject a while back where managers said that 20 somethings are too distracted and think that use of their smartphones is guaranteed by the Constitution. Another factor is the minimum wage law.
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