New advocacy groups campaign for jobless youth
May 10, 2012
While employers are expected to hire 10.2 percent more college graduates from the class of 2012 than they did from the class of 2011, joblessness among the young remains at crisis levels. Two new advocacy groups - the Campaign for Young America and Fix Young America - aim to create policies and programs to help the unemployed young find full-time jobs.
"Our goal is to create 100,000 jobs by 2025," says Andrew Yang, a member of Fix Young America. While it remains to be seen whether the groups' solutions will make an impact on joblessness among the young, each group has already attracted lawmakers' attention from both sides of the aisle in a pivotal election year.