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Original wife facing a job crisis -- generally Generation -- thing is eighteen to 34.
The kind of the millennial was but the pressure for young Americans to pound the proverbial pavement is really really growing.
And there there there -- their networks and social arm otherwise you know all of these things are mounting against them.
Here's some numbers out here about teen unemployment want to take a closer look.
The top five states District of Columbia 49%.
Of teen unemployment a look at that and -- California 34 point 6%.
34 point 6% Nevada thirty but look that way way above the national average of about nine point 1%.
Unemployment so basically what the answer to -- -- planet for young people.
Is it a social networking well our next guest -- He is Rick -- He says the answer is on FaceBook.
-- Rick thank you much for joining us first of all.
They Lauren great to be here thank you I was really surprised.
About the FaceBook being the source of job searching for this Generation Y.
because I'm from a generation where you didn't pound the pavement you knock on the door you had -- the -- -- got some face time.
And you walked out in at least you made some efforts so you're saying FaceBook really is the new sort of pounding the pavement things these kids right.
Absolutely FaceBook is where they have their trusted friend network.
FaceBook is a place that allows them to be able to find all of those inside connections that they had been curious.
Over several years -- and in a recent survey.
Buying -- the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
They asked students -- -- they expect to find a job.
What online social media tools 56%.
So that they would use FaceBook to find a job and only 1% said linked them to FaceBook is clearly.
Where this generations gen Y is looking for jobs.
Why FaceBook could not link and because Linden is quite popular too but why not -- -- job searching.
Well I think Lincoln as a.
Great service but if we think about gen -- A lot of them have been curious friend -- for over five years.
As an example last summer we had an intern named Melissa goes to Harvard really smart girl and I asked her to do some research on -- and and she said who.
I -- -- and she said I don't know who Linkedin is -- so how many friends you have on FaceBook she had 14100.
So -- branch out she can unlock the power that she has -- those 14100 friends to be able to find all her inside connections.
So if you're gen Y and you've been on FaceBook for years you don't have to start over on another service like -- and you've got the power of your network right there and FaceBook.
And that there ovals fourteen -- friends kept it really -- beginning quality time has friends.
They're not getting face time.
I think what happens is when your college student -- when -- gen -- you're meeting a lot of people.
During your time college some of those people might turn out to be long long term friends and others may not -- -- but you're still able to.
To be able to leverage all those relationships later in a professional way.
So that's really impact -- so what we believe is that people need to.
To get out there and meet people in the real world.
But also be able to have all those people within the FaceBook friend network to be able to see all your -- connections to them as well as -- people that they know they can help you get a job aware of the jobs for the young people today where they were actually be looking.
-- there's a couple different areas that are really hot right now health care is a really hot area just the last thirty days.
New jobs were added in health care.
In about 300000.
In the last twelve months.
One of the areas is nursing.
So if you think about nurses you've got an an aging baby boomer population so they need it.
Health care in nursing is not something that you can outsource right you need in Kate -- and He needed to be in front of the patient so health care is definitely hot right now even just having associates degree.
Nurses -- make it about 60000 dollars in an advanced degree like an R&R LP and is making about 80000.
Other areas that are heart.
Are odd Green tech is really hot right now so a lot of funding has been pumped in from the federal government as well venture capitalists.
So we we see that as a hot area.
And our regular software engineering is really hot especially.
And I in my state of California as well as Texas lot of jobs being created in technology and health care.
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