Whether it's to earn a paycheck or advance in their careers, Generation Y employees in the U.S. are job jumping-- more often than those from older generations.
"Younger workers are more likely to take jobs in retail or fields like that, where there is higher turnover," Ben Johnson said, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services spokesperson.
Data company Identified.com sifted through four million profiles of Gen Y users, ages 18 to 29, on Facebook in November of 2011. Forbes.com reports 80 percent of those reviewed listed at least one college or university and only 36 percent listed place of employment.
Top 10 Gen Y Employers:
1. Armed Forces
5. Best Buy
7. Abercrombie & Fitch
9. CVS Caremark
Forbes.com interviewed Dan Schawbel, the founder of Millennial Branding, regarding the findings. Schwabel said Gen Y employees will spend about two years at their first job, and will have close to nine jobs between age 18 and 32.
While Johnson says it's "logical" that older workers are keeping their management positions longer, the economy's role may mean a long wait for Gen Y workers interested in career advancement.
"Older workers are staying in the workforce long," he said.
"For a number of different reasons, during the recession and now after in the recovery period, older workers have decided not to retire or not to pursue maybe some other career option that might have been considering in better economic times."
From 2009 to 2010, Johnson said unemployment was the highest among young workers.
"Layoffs can often strike those who were most recently hired, older workers are holding onto their jobs, creating few openings, it makes sense that unemployment would be highest among the youngest Ohioans," he said.
Johnson says efforts are in motion to assist anyone searching for employment.
The website OhioMeansJobs.com, is the state's job aggregation tool for job hunters.
The state is in the process of developing programs with the Ohio Board of Regents to keep younger workers find employment within Ohio.
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