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Has anyone else noticed how bad the economy is for young adults?

I am becoming so frustrated at the lack of job options out there for me. I am scared that I will not be able to pay off my student loans. I did two semesters at Kutztown University and took a break because I wanted to save money for books, I couldn't afford books when I was in college. Everyone I know has dropped out of school, even ppl I went to highschool with that I never would have expected would drop out have. I have since been stuck at minimum wage paying jobs. I am 20 and I feel like I'm 15. I am no where near becoming financially independent and it's killing me inside. I wanted to join the navy but I have sickle cell and I'm deaf in one ear. I feel so stuck and I can't get on welfare I can't I have too much pride. Idek what I'm gonna do. Every dream of mine seems d**n near impossible. I was just wondering if anyone else is as frustrated as me...

Asked By: - 12/30/2012
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I disagree. There are plenty of jobs out there, just not people with the skills necessary to fill them. You see, employers aren't looking for people with degrees in X and Y. They are looking for people with SKILLS. Granted, a degree can act as a proxy for a certain skill set (i.e. engineering for engineers) but it is... More
Answered By: mcdbb - 12/30/2012
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Its mainly because job recruiters see young adults to have less or no experience in the work force. This is known as job discrimination.
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Answered By: Mr. Togo - 12/30/2012
 
I feel your pain. I am 23 and in college. The good news for me is I am graduating next semester. I have a pretty steady job and income source but in my case my parents have helped me through the worse. When you have a family like mine who cares so much they will help you through anything. I hope you can get back on... More
Answered By: John - 12/30/2012
 
Yes, I am as frustrated at the current economic scene for young adults as you are... More
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Answered By: metalanca - 12/30/2012
 
If your interested I honestly free like I have an opportunity that would be more then perfect for you! I am a student at Chico State and felt I had a problem very similar to yours! If you want to hear the opportunity id be more then happy to discuss it with you. feel free to email me at tallonkayla@yahoo.com
Answered By: Kayla - 12/31/2012
 
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