Improving the employment status of young adults and helping employers meet their workforce needs can be complementary goals, but initiatives [like the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative] need to be carefully structured to address the dynamics of both the supply and demand sides of the labor market.
If everyone is having a hard time in the labor market, young people are even more so. Work experience begets work, so it’s a cause for concern for how they’re going to do in the labor market down the line.
In a national economy that is still 2.5 million jobs short of its pre-recession peak, healthcare is a bright spot. Employment will only grow as baby boomers age and are more likely to use healthcare services.