Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Careers & Workplace
  3. Jobs

Millennials face an uncertain America as 2013 ends

See also

Millennials escaped the financial crisis of 2008; they faced a traumatizing 2013, and they'll surely escape the tenuous start of 2014. Choosing to become educated instead of unemployed in 2008, they took out loans and attended graduate school, or they took unpaid internships and lived in their parents' basements.

As 2013 comes to a close, the American Dream for many Millennials is out of reach. Through Obamacare, they are mandated to obtain healthcare insurance from an ineffective government system. They look forward to a future retirement, but their social security benefits will barely sustain a comfortable retirement. Monumental loan interest rates mean Millennials are reluctant to be extravagant, and instead, they limit their investments to avoid taking risks.

Millennials who see class stratification among their peers, coworkers and family members in the upcoming 2014 are no doubt frustrated. One example of a disappointed Millennial is Kelly Noel Waldorf, a Duke University graduate, who identifies as being poor. Her financial status determines the decision made, the school attended, the accommodations lived in, the groceries bought and the values held.

Besides their financial straits, Millennials face hard-hitting criticism from studies like Workforce Solutions Group that point out their lack of soft skills. However, in the time of economic uncertainty, the chance to develop vital interpersonal skills necessary to navigate workplace politics. Millennials need opportunities to become communicative, professional team players who can plan, prioritize, and problem solve. Nonprofits such as America's Future Workforce provide such opportunities. Nonprofits are just one of the ways Millennials strive for social justice in the effort to provide support for others.

Advertisement

Life

  • Dead babies found
    Seven dead babies were found in Utah resident Megan Huntsman's old home
    Video
    Shocking Discovery
  • Kendall Jenner
    Get the Coachella looks: Kendall Jenner’s nose ring, green hair and edgy nails
    Camera
    Coachella Look
  • Dog's Easter basket
    How to fill your dog’s Easter basket with the perfect toys
    Easter Basket
  • Rabbit owners
    Bringing home the bunny: Important information for rabbit owners
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Haunted island
    The world’s most haunted island may soon be the most haunted luxury resort
    Haunted Resort
  • Sunken ferry
    Search continues for missing passengers after a ferry sinks off the South Korean coast
    Video
    Sunken Ferry

Related Videos:

  • Books
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517475310" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=517475310&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Culture and teams, according to author Dr. Alan Watkins
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/H_Dpsm-OBXc?VQ=HD720&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Barefoot Wine founders share their story twice on April 30
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/391OZfwqUJI?VQ=HD720&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!