New college grads and young Americans finding no jobs—and making their own.
It’s been a hell of a time to be coming out of school, looking for work. Only one if four college grads this year who applied for a job had one lined up on graduation day.
A fierce economic bust has burned up a lot of first hopes. But youth is resilient – not to say desperate – and a determined stripe of young Americans are simply making their own jobs. They are cleaning gutters, writing software, baking cookies, starting companies.
The roll-your-own road to work is not easy, but with alternatives scarce, many are trying.
We speak with young Americans creating their own jobs.