FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 1, 2015
Young Invincibles to Release New Report Outlining Unprecedented Challenges Facing Millennial Workers in California, From Falling Wages to Discrimination
Report Shows Wages Have Fallen by 25% For Millennials Aged 18-24, Compared to 10% For Millennials Aged 25-34 Over the Past Decade — And This Should Concern All of Us
[LOS ANGELES] – On Thursday May 7th, Young Invincibles will unveil a new report, Through Their Eyes: The Challenges Facing Young Workers in California’s Post-Recession Economy (synopsis attached), during a panel discussion at the Campaign for College Opportunity. The report looks at the driving forces behind unemployment and underemployment among Millennial Californians, such as discrimination in the workplace, falling wages, skills gaps, and lack of information.
The report marks the culmination of a YI-led Jobs Tour, a five-month series of in-person conversations with young adults across the state that offered valuable insight about the barriers preventing Millennials from pursuing careers.
Top experts familiar with the economic challenges tied to education and employment will join the panel on Thursday to discuss how California can better set up young people for the future.
WHEN: Thursday, May 7th at 11am PT
WHAT: Panel discussion to cover findings of new report Through Their Eyes: The Challenges Facing Young Workers in California’s Post-Recession Economy
WHERE: Campaign for College Opportunity, 714 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 745
Los Angeles, CA 90015
WHO: Hillary McLean, Deputy Director of Linked Learning, Gustavo Herrera, Western Regional Director of Young Invincibles, and a Millennial participant from the California Jobs Tour
Please be in touch if you would like to speak with a policy expert ahead of Thursday’s panel discussion.