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New Study Reveals That Millennial Underemployment Is On The Rise

Posted by Steve Schram on May 19, 2016 at 10:10 AM

Originally published on May 18, 2016 on Forbes by Ashley Stahl.

So many of the Millennials I work with seek my help because they’re underemployed—they bust their buns getting an education, but end up with positions that don’t require a degree or challenge them. I understand the frustration, not only because I see it firsthand through my work, but because I’ve lived it. Armed with my triple major and Master’s degree, my first “grown up” job was an admin role that bored me to death—I certainly hadn’t worked so hard just to end up spending my days filing expense reports for executives!

Unfortunately, the problem doesn’t seem to be going away; actually, it seems to be getting worse. More and more Millennials—51% in 2016, compared to 41% in 2013—report being underemployed, according to a recent survey conducted by Accenture ACN -0.69%. Not good news for recent and future grads.

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