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Millennials (ages 18-34) now make up the largest group of workers in the United States with a cool 53.5 million people. But navigating their careers hasn’t been easy. Many began working in the worst recession in modern history and took lower paying jobs outside their areas of study. Plus, millennials suffered an unemployment rate that was 40 percent higher than the rate for other groups (7.5 percent vs. 5.3 percent.)
So Young Invincibles —a Washington, D.C.-based think tank — examined which jobs are best for millennials, attempting to determine which industries are paying the most competitive salaries and offering the most growth potential. (Click here to learn more about the organization’s methodology.) Read more »
The Forbes Under 30 Summit will once again be held in Philly.
Tinder isn’t just for dating anymore. In fact, the makers of the popular app have partnered with Forbes to create an app for the Under 30 Summit being held in Philadelphia on Oct. 4-7.
The idea is to bring the entire Under 30 community together in a new social media platform. It will feature activity feeds, member directories, messaging, notifications and opportunities for business networking. Read more »
Will cities be able to hold onto millennials as they grow up? It’s a big and scary question.
Governing interviewed local officials from five cities that millennials have flocked to in recent years — New York City, Chicago, Charlotte, Seattle and Washington, D.C. — to find out where they think the generation is headed as it grows older.
Though Philadelphia wasn’t one of the studied areas, the article reveals three reasons that millennials may stay in Philly (with some caveats): Read more »
Moorestown native Jenni Fink’s debut novel, Sentenced to Life, reaches out to the millennial generation and assures us we’re doing just fine. “I tried to think about what real life is right now and just put it into words so people can relate to it,” Fink explains. College graduates are all too familiar with the pressure of finding a job, getting married and having kids, but Fink seeks to calm these universal anxieties in her novel.
Sentenced to Life is a story of a young woman who gets a brutal wake-up call after receiving her diploma and moving back home. The book addresses relatable issues like changing family dynamics, rekindling past relationships and facing an uncertain future.
In anticipation of her book reading this weekend at James Oliver Gallery, I spoke to Fink—a graduate of the University of Arizona—about life after college and society’s unrealistic expectations of post-graduates.
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In retrospect, I should never have clicked that link.
It was Monday morning, after all, and the sun was just barely up. If you must read something before you peel yourself out of bed, it should be something benign. Maybe a scroll through Facebook. A little celebrity gossip, perhaps. Read more »
Millennials are into this. No kidding. | Screenshot of “hot yoga” scenario from Pornhub.
Pornhub Insights, the research and analysis branch of the adult video purveyor Pornhub, teamed up with Mic and published an analysis of the habits of Pornhub’s millennial users — those between the ages 18 and 34. With 18.35 billion total visits and 78.9 billion videos viewed in 2014, Pornhub certainly has plenty of data to mine, and some of the generational differences are frankly shocking. (NSFW, obviously.)
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1. The dark money outfit Philadelphia 3.0 may have violated city law — and been a flop.
The gist: A new, intriguing organization sprung up this year that was aimed at taking out some City Council incumbents and replacing them with more business-friendly faces. Parking magnate Robert Zuritsky founded Philadelphia 3.0, which includes both a traditional political action committee and a more secretive nonprofit corporation. NewsWorks’ Dave Davies reports that the Philadelphia 3.0 PAC raised 72 percent of its funding in 2015 from its own nonprofit, which is not revealing its donors. Is that legal in Philadelphia? Campaign finance expert John Dunbar said “there’s nothing in federal court rulings that prevent cities from requiring disclosure from nonprofit corporations like Philadelphia 3.0, and the city Ethics Board has said it expects such groups to disclose their donors,” writes Davies.
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After 240,000 students at 1,753 universities ranked the most attractive companies, Philadelphia businesses were left out in the cold. In fact, both business and engineering students ranked their top 50 most desired employers, but failed to mention any Philly-based companies. Not Comcast. Not AmerisourceBergen. Not Aramark.
The Universum study was conducted to see which companies have a competitive recruiting edge because of employer reputation and branding. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that Google landed on top of both lists. Apple and Microsoft also ranked high. Read more »
Downtown Chester, Pa. on the Avenue of the States. (Wikimedia Commons)
The No. 1 Workplace for Millennials is based in Chester
The News: After surveying nearly 90,000 employees under 35 years old, Fortune and Great Place to Work have released its list of the Top Workplaces for Millennials. The No. 1 company (drumroll please) … Power Home Remodeling Group, an exterior home remodeling company based in Chester, Pa. Read more »
It was hard not to cheer for Taylor Swift over the past couple days.
Less than 24 hours after she penned a blog post criticizing Apple’s new music streaming service, the company backtracked and confirmed that it would, indeed, pay artists full royalties during the trial period. After a few polite, eloquent paragraphs outlining her argument and the importance of compensating both struggling artists and established talent, Swift signed off with this succinct little mic drop to let them know she meant business:
“We don’t ask you for free iPhones. Please don’t ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation.”
Seemingly all corners of the Internet came together in support and admiration of the 25-year-old Berks County native. As for myself, I decided it was finally time to figure out why I absolutely can’t stand the woman. Read more »